That is what Field Marshal von Manstein suggests in his title, Lost Victories. By the summer of , after defeating France, Hitler’s Germany was master of. Lost Victories has ratings and 48 reviews. Steven said: If Rommel was Germany’s greatest fighting general from WWII, von Manstein was her greatest. Lost Victories by Erich Manstein, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct beari Originally published in Germany inand in England and the United States inthis classic memoir of WWII by a man who was an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany’s top WWII general, is now made available again.

He was dismissed from service by Adolf Hitler in Marchdue to his frequent clashes with Hitler over military strategy. Especially, concerning some of the terrible things the Nazi regime did.

Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, The Allies should be thankful he did not have the power to run the war.

Along the same lines he never really provides an overview of the war in general that as commander that he really only had detailed knowledge of activities in his sphere. Lost Victories Erich Manstein. Discussing the invasion of PolandManstein alleged Poland’s lack of military leadership: The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events.

It would have also been interesting to learn how he finished the war and his observations of the final year of the war after his remo v. If one wants a feeling for how terrible the conflict in the Soviet Union was, books by lower ranking soldiers are more to the point.


Lost Victories : The War Memoirs of Hilter’s Most Brilliant General

It manztein to be like that. Thank you for your feedback. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Von Manstein never forthrightly condemns those atrocities or the individuals involved.

Even allowing for the era this was written this is a surprising and somewhat shocking omission. Manstein gives fictories 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

He provides strategic thinking on the course of the war and the options available to the Germans, insights into Hitler’s management of the war, great tactical insight into the operations on his portion of the Eastern front. After realizing how important von Manstein was, his memoires showed how it was done It took 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.

While there is certainly a great deal of truth in the idea that Hitler kept his generals compartmentalized there is also strong evidence that on the whole they know more than they cared to admit. By that I first lkst an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s. With disdain he describes the Fuhrer 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.

Nov 17, C. This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the llost Eastern Front campaigns. Many historians have called Verlorene Siege unreliable and apologetic.


But as a mansten look at w This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the grim Eastern Front campaigns.

Perhaps he is hiding something? Manstein disparaged other German generals, portraying them as incompetent. Not a word about the extermination squads, the wholesale round-ups of the people for the concentration camps, etc.

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Paperbackpages. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 18 Augustat New publisher Zenith Press is to be commended for republishing it.

Knowing the context of the writing it still was a fascinating read about the largest conflict in human history told by a man who was in the middle of events both on the battlefield and behind the lines. On the other hand the newly founded Kost Army was French-taught”.

There is great poignancy in Manstein’s recalling the desperate situation in Stalingrad, as General Paulus followed Hitler’s stupid order to defend at all costs. His contribution to the campaign in France earned him a promotion to general.

His accounts of the various actions he was involved in during the War are excellent and his views on Hitler and German strategy make this a great b Having first read this book in I find that it is still one of the best military memoirs of WW2. Good for historians and students of WW He covers not only the battles he was involved but also the interactions with Hitler victlries he even has some personal matters he touches on including the death of his son.