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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. Robin Lee You mean “Hitler”, right? He and his troops performed very well, but as they were nearing their goal, Manstein was suddenly transferred to the Ukraine to take over 11th Army of Army Group South. Accounts of the trial, the case against Manstein, and his defense are readily available online.

Thank you for your feedback. There were a number of details in the book that I haven’t seen elsewhere and were very helpful After Manstein erivh an Mansteij group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone.

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. Owing to the volume of information available, I largely limit my review to the war. It would have also been interesting to learn how he finished the war and his manstei of the final year of the war after his removal from command.

During World War II he attained victorries rank of Field Marshal Generalfeldmarschall and was held in high esteem by his fellow officers as one of the Wehrmacht’s best military minds. Manstein’s book opened my eyes to the destructive role Hitler played over the German military by interfering in the conduct of the war at the operational level.


Why and how Stalingrad was lost is clarified, albeit through Manstein’s view of world war II. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Retrieved from ” https: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sep 20, Pieter rated it it was amazing Shelves: As I felt it was heavy to read sometimes, lacking the proper knowledge of the geography and environment, I had to piggyback on a map to create a picture of the events in my mind.

In November the Soviets launched a major offensive which cut off the entire 6th Army at Stalingrad, and destroyed two Rumanian armies. 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.

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He characterized the local guerilla forces as follows: The role of the notorious Reich Commissioner Koch in the development of extensive partisan activity in the Ukraine is given all of a sentence: This book takes the reader from Poland to the offenses in the west to Barbarossa and the failed attempts to free Sixth Army and mansteln there fate to the retreats of 43and44 until his sacking in I would read it in spite of all this, because even though he may say what is to be expected it is still von Manstein, and well, von Manstein is von Manstein, author of the sickle cut and the Third Battle of Kharkov.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book was an interesting perspective from one of the best German Generals.

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Trivia About Lost Victories: Erivh covers not only the battles he was involved but also the interactions with Hitler and he even has some personal matters he touches on including the death of his son. Manstein was a proud German officer of the Prussian tradition, which led to repeated contretemps with Hitler over how the war in the East should be conducted. His writing style and the information he conveys is very succinct and easy to follow regardless the subject matter he is discussing.

On operational matters—deployment and maneuver of divisions, corps, and armies—they are as good a source as you can find.


He wouldn’t let anyone try. Instead, he writes, Poland tried to “‘cover everything’ and surrender nothing voluntarily But this one could get used after a while. As one who reads historical well researched military text, books, biography, and memoirs I highly recommend this book. That part was very, very interesting. Only one of the most evil men in all of history. He does not describe how he finished the war, or how he escaped the frequently fatal chaos of the final days of the Reich.

It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account. This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the grim Eastern Front campaigns.

Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General by Erich von Manstein

Still, Von Manstein was the master of his art, and it is not pleasant to think of the possibilites that would have arisen if he and his fellow professionals had vicctories full control of the German forces. The German tanks moved so rapidly that the German infantry had difficulty keeping up with them. I had no idea it was so little.

See all reviews. I can tell anyone that is interested in this area of history that this is a must read for WW II Eastern front military history buffs.

Yet I might be wrong. By that I mean I knew a whole mansteiin more facts and figures and dates than most of my friends. His biggest problem was Hitler’s insistence on holding every inch of ground captured, which placed too great a burden on the Germans’ over-extended and exhausted troops.

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