SB LOST VICTORIES Thrwirmoirci llillersitiiisiliriliiifiijiiiif ni 1 1 mill h It. II. \MM ‘”” 11,11 LOST VICTORIES BY FIELD-MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN Edited. 15 Feb Erich Von Manstein Lost Victories translation of Lost Victories. Erich von Manstein A war is not lost until you consider it lost. Erich von Describing Mission Command, Lost Victories, The Winter Campaign In South Russia.

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Hitler is also described not in depth from Manstein’s personal view, which, will intrigue the reader. Read reviews that mention von manstein eastern front lost victories world war field marshal erich von german army second world army group sixth army soviet union must read field marshall chief of staff marshal erich high command battle of kursk general staff invasion of france third reich.

Not a word about the eric squads, the wholesale round-ups of the people for the concentration camps, etc. German historian Volker Berghahn wrote about the book, “Its title gave the story away: Even though the days of huge erkch battles are long gone, von Manstein’s memoires teach us how huge strategic situations can be thought about and handled. This page was last edited on 18 Augustat Retrieved from ” https: He never was a Nazi, just a German soldier dedicated to his country who gave his best and lost his son in efforts for his country and fellow soldiers.

Fresh from that success, Hitler moved Manstein back to the Leningrad front with orders to finally take that city. On the plus side, the book includes many very useful maps that cover the entirety the text. Their aristocratic mindset and their hatred of the Weimar Republic and communism led them to forever blight their honor by serving one of the Greatest foul one of western civilization.


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Please try again later. His “Panzer drive” is described in a page chapter. Retrieved from ” https: Nov 17, C. With bon training it’s not surprising.

On the one hand the Mansein temperament was more disposed vitcories attack than defence Jan 05, Sicofonia rated it really liked it. Von Manstein goes into detail about the political reasoning behind the decision to invade the country and why the German troops were so successful.

This book doesn’t provide any real 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. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. He recounts the Crimea campaign in a single page chapter. Mnstein or edit your browsing gon. Almost belatedly, his plan was adopted more or less intact, and Manstein got to help execute it as a corps commander.

This memoir and Panzer Battles are highly informative, well written and highly biased accounts of the grim Eastern Front campaigns. Overall, if one overlooks the occasional repetitiveness, and somewhat clunky writing, this is a must read for whoever interested in the WWII history.

Manstein displayed operational brilliance on many occasions, but he was continually hamstrung by Hitler’s “to the last man” directives, his parsimonious supply of reinforcements and replacements, and his refusal to make decisions on a timely basis. Nov 20, Jay rated it really liked it.


Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters vkctories had direct bearing on events in the military field. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The antisemitism permeating their class didn’t help either. I’d read erkch the average life expectancy of a Soviet soldier on the front line was only 13 days.

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Liddell Hart, in his “Foreword,” speaks of Manstein’s career well. The growth of partisans behind the German is similarly whitewashed. Few of the people who’ve written about Hitler ever met him, let alone often. 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.

Just as Manstein arrived, however, the Soviets launched a series of large counterattacks which Manstein fended off, but which prevented the Germans from mounting their own assault on the city.

While this incident certainly provides a logical lsot convenient stopping point, one certainly would have appreciated his thoughts on the final year of the war, even if he was no longer actively in command. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Also, as the Russians advanced they’d put all amnstein people they “liberated” to work. Christensen and Mark Mireless Book review: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.