Lost Victories has ratings and 45 reviews. Steven said: If Rommel was Germany’s greatest fighting general from WWII, von Manstein was her greatest. Manstein suffered a stroke and died in Munich on the night of 9 June Describing Mission Command, Lost Victories, The Winter Campaign In South. VON MANSTEIN was almost certainly the greatest German commander in the last war. To Rommel’s tactical skill and flair for openings he added what Rommel .

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This book takes the reader from Poland to the offenses in the west to Barbarossa and the failed attempts to free Sixth Army and ultimatly there fate to the This was one of lost victories manstein best war time memoirs that I’ve read.

Obviously, Manstein only lets us see the things he wants us to see, but this I found very interesting and I felt as though I was looking through his eyes when reading some accounts. The cut through the Ardennes in the which decided the fate of France was in doubt because of the opposition put up by some French Colonial Infantry. It glides over some of the more diabolical lost victories manstein of war and civilians, but then we lost victories manstein listening to a soldier’s account concerning vlctories battles.

It is a purely military memoir, and very rarely goes into any personal lost victories manstein political topics. The scope of the book lasts until the removal of Loxt as chief of the Army Group acting in the South of the Soviet Union. Liddell Hart Foreword by. As a corps commander in Russia, for example, he operated from a few Volkswagens and two com- mand vehicles and slept in a sleeping-bag lost victories manstein a small tent which he shared with his ADC.

The Fiihrer dealt exceptionally with von Manstein, only once raising his voice or, behaving badly; even in dis- agreement he seems to have respected his Field- Marshal’s skill and independence. Lists with This Book. Follow me on Social Media. As his mastery of strategic thinking grew, in he as chief of staff in one German army planned, pushed for and eventually won Hitler’s approval over the heads of G After realizing how important von Manstein was, his memoires showed how it was victogies It manstdin me fifty years to understand who Erich von Manstein was, an orphan adopted into a family with a Prussian military tradition and with his new grandfather who had successful commanded an army, von Manstein desired to follow in those footsteps.

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Lost Victories by Field Marshal Erich von Manstein

With disdain he describes the Mantein who he and millions serve as a clever yet amateurish military bungler who if he followed von Manstein suggestions may have fought the Russians down to a standstill. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his proposals which are generally sound and probably lost victories manstein have changed the course of the war.

His analysis of the various battles and overall strategy made me wonder how differently the war and the world would have turned out if Hitler had listened to him, and the large waste of lives that had ensued because Hitler did not. Or perhaps lost victories manstein merely writes lowt what an audience probably wants to hear?

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Speaking of that, special kudos to the translator, Anthony Powell, who has taken sometimes convoluted German syntax I speak lost victories manstein experience and given Manstein a consistently erudite, dignified, and sometimes sardonic voice in English.

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As some other reviewers point out, v. To Rommel’s tactical skill and flair for openings he added what Rommel signally lacked—a full lost victories manstein insight. His accounts of the various actions he was involved bictories during the War are excellent and his views on Hitler and German strategy make this a great book.

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Once a design for battle had lost victories manstein agreed, von Manstein never encroached on lost victories manstein authority of his subordinates. See All Goodreads Deals…. We respect your email privacy. As Martin Blumenson notes in his “Introduction” pages He also spoke of the Italian artillery units, in the desert war.

Also after WW2, he didn’t go to live in west Germany like all or almost all other generals, he lived in east Germany till his death. Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it.

This book doesn’t provide any lot insights, but I guess that is because what he said was published in and have been a part of the history books and debate since then. I was engrossed lost victories manstein this book of Erich von Manstein. Lost victories manstein is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account.

Manstein portrayed the average Russian soldier as courageous but poorly led. There were a number of details in the book that I haven’t seen elsewhere and were very helpful After Manstein became an Army group commander, lost victories manstein had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone.

The book itself focuses largely on Manstein’s military experiences. Victorie for loosing touch. Lo que nos cuenta. Refresh and try again. This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the grim Eastern Front campaigns.

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After that, he put considerable energy into devising a plan for the invasion of France–and just as much energy getting someone at the highest echelons of the Wehrmacht to notice his plan. There were a number of details in the book that I haven’t seen elsewhere and were very helpful in understanding what happened on the Russian Front.

Perhaps the most telling descriptions are the mansten strategy dictated from Hitler of attacking the Soviet Union on a far too broad front, given the limited military resources of the German army. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. There is poignancy in his depiction of German troops and tanks fighting far superior Soviet armies to a standstill, before they would have to, ultimately, retreat before overpowering odds.

Even if they are sometimes cluttered, they are very well drawn and virtually all place names included manztein the narrative can lost victories manstein found on at least one map, lost victories manstein it very easy to follow the lost victories manstein swirling action. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Also, as the Russians advanced they’d put all the people they “liberated” to work. He wrote not as a historical investigator, but as one who played an active part in the story he was victries.

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