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Discussing the invasion of PolandManstein alleged Poland’s lack of military leadership: An early English-language edition of Lost Victories. It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, as manstfin very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI. His accounts of the various actions he was involved in during the War are excellent and his views on Hitler mansteiin German strategy make this a great book.

Glad you enjoyed the book.

Lost Victories by Field Marshal Erich von Manstein

Manstein writes about this in a page chapter. His “Panzer drive” is described in a page chapter. Almost belatedly, his plan was adopted more or less intact, and Manstein got to help execute it as a corps commander. At that time it seemed to me to be both the most pivotal and the coolest. The Life and Career of the Desert Fox. 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 retreats of 43and44 until his sacking in In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance.

All of them applicable to self-defense or full contact fighting sports. Neither the legions of the Empire nor the Whermacht will be seen again. Sorry for loosing touch.

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

I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s. Lost Victories ; full title of English edition: Napoleon’s method will lead you to victory and success!


A few months before the invasion of Russia, he was given command of LVI Panzer Korps in the north, part of the drive to quickly seize Leningrad. June 8, at 7: Meditations on Violence by Rory Miller Book review: Von Manstein maintains where rear area administration was in the hands of the German Army there was not partisan activity.

Manstein seemed to ignore the terrible and inhuman things the German army was responsible for on the Eastern Front. Manstein succeeds in giving the reader a clear and accurate insight of every grand operation he was involved in. On the one hand the Polish temperament was more disposed towards attack than lostt Aug 01, John Walton rated it really liked it. Lost Victories ends rather abruptly with Manstein’s account of how he was unceremoniously transferred by Hitler from command of Army Group South to nanstein “reserve” position back in Germany, a ericj of their repeated head-butting and Hitler’s perception that Manstein was publicly questioning Hitler’s ability to command.

So, a interesting book, but also a hard one to deal with. Languages Erlch Edit links. The book itself focuses largely on Manstein’s military experiences. In addition to the descriptions of the event gictories an emphasize that might be different from typical history book, the author also add in many insight and comment about the challenges and opportunities of the situation he was facing and how and why they were developed as such.

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

Review Wall Street Journal, October 7, mwnstein Hitler sent Manstein south, hoping he could find a way to salvage the situation for the Germans. Von Manstein’s logical, almost mathematically precise analysis of his military campaigns make one shudder to think where we would be today if Hitler had trusted his advice and appointed him Chief of Staff.


In this book he doesn’t pass much judgement on Hitler’s choices of strategic objectives, and he recognizes that some objectives had political or economic significance that a purely military planner would have ignored. Von Manstein goes into detail ivctories the political reasoning behind the decision to invade the country and why the German troops were so successful.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. While this incident certainly provides a logical and convenient stopping point, one certainly would have appreciated his thoughts on the final year of the war, even if he was no longer actively kanstein command. This book is usefully read in conjunction with the work by Heinz Guderian, “Panzer Leader.

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.

Another WWII memoir that you may like is: Manstein who was arguably Germany’s best general shares a glimpse of his personal bias, prejudice, allegiance to Germany, and, duty as a German Officer.

Hats off to the master tactician who always fought against overwhelming numerical odds and pulled off the victoriee – especially Third battle of Kharkov and Battle of Crimea. 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.