SB LOST VICTORIES Thrwirmoirci llillersitiiisiliriliiifiijiiiif ni 1 1 mill h It. II. \MM ‘”” 11,11 LOST VICTORIES BY FIELD-MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN Edited. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a Lost Victories is the Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and. Read the full-text online edition of Lost Victories ().

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The things Manstein leaves out of Lost Victories are as important as the things he discusses, and lead one to search out other sources to fill in the lacunae. Aside from that, a compelling read.

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Manstein was convicted of mistreating prisoners after WWII but was not sentenced to death. Manstein was a brillant commander. His memoires describe in detail the strategic and tactical considerations, blows and counterblows which kanstein victories and retreats until his relief in April of To see vicotries your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He received acclaim from the German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov.

Trivia About Lost Victories: Contrary to revisionists who assert that France was unprepared for action, Manstein cited a study by von Tippelskirch, which noted how France had raised divisions in only three weeks in the autumn ofincluding many that consisted of mantein, well-trained reservists.

A more annoying feature to me is the tendency to repeat the same argument or descriptions of the same situation over and over again, especially in dealing with his disagreement with Hitler.

In November the Soviets launched a major offensive which cut off the entire 6th Army at Stalingrad, and destroyed two Rumanian armies. Manstein avoided political issues, treating the war as an operational matter. Even though the days of huge land battles are long gone, von Manstein’s memoires teach us how huge strategic situations can be thought about and handled.

An early English-language edition of Lost Victories. His account is detailed, yet dispassionate and objective. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Open Reich See a Problem?


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Yet I might be wrong. In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance. His early days as a solider in WW1. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. One of the most revealing facts was that Hitler did not have an understanding of the doctrine and refused to allow the army to conduct strategic retreats to gain a military advantage by its mobility. Manstein took the credit for German victories and blamed Hitler and his fellow generals for every defeat.

I haven’t read this yet, but who’s Hilter? Any Luftwaffe support was too little, too late. The most sober and realistic account I’ve read. He also spoke of the Italian artillery units, in the desert war. Erich von Manstein served the German military as a lifelong professional soldier.

This book is usefully read in conjunction with the work by Heinz Guderian, “Panzer Leader. Manstein gives a very interesting combination of first-hand appreciation of the developing event and front line experience at least in the early years when he still commands a corps. Return to Book Page. To ask other readers questions about Lost Victoriesplease sign up.

Mar 18, Steven rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 03, Razvan Banciu rated it really liked it. His writing style and the information he conveys is very succinct and easy to follow regardless the subject matter he is discussing. Instead from nebulous comments here and there one has the impression that Von Manstein found those actions distasteful somewhat like an aristocrat reacting to an unpleasant odor in a distracted manner but ultimately unworthy of his notice.

Speaking of that, special kudos to the translator, Anthony Powell, who has taken sometimes convoluted German syntax I speak from experience and given Manstein a consistently erudite, dignified, and sometimes sardonic voice in English. Errich insight from a man who was there when it happened, that said a lot of Manstein’s words involve plenty of blame manshein for Germany’s fortunes during the war – mistakes made by the OKW such as the infamous Halt Order at Dunkirk were often wrongly attributed to Vicctories it was in fact Army Group A commander Gerd von Rundstedt who pushed for the halt, with Hitler merely validating the order many hours later.


His contribution to the campaign in France earned him a promotion to general. Oct 16, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Even if they are sometimes cluttered, they are very well drawn and virtually all place names included in the narrative can be found on at least one map, making it very easy to follow the sometimes swirling action.

Hats off to the master tactician who always victoriew against overwhelming numerical odds and pulled off the impossibles – especially Third battle of Kharkov and Battle of Crimea. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Languages Polski Edit links. Wikipedia has an article victoriees The same footnote goes on to discuss in further depth the different types of partisans and where they were geographically based.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. And their inability to see that fundamental disconnect. Discussing the abortive plan to invade Britain inManstein wrote: Inhistorian Volker Berghahn called Manstein’s memoirs “totally unreliable”; if more had been known about his war crimes during the s, voctories might have been hanged.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account.

I was engrossed by this book of Erich von Manstein.