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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There’s an appendix at the end of victorie book with a brief biography, but it is very scarce. Oct 16, James rated it it was amazing Shelves: New publisher Zenith Press is to be commended for republishing it. The antisemitism permeating their class didn’t help either. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Hitler had plainly ordered his forces to: I had no idea it was so manatein. Daviesthat aspect of Verlorene Siege was self-serving, as it allowed Manstein to ignore several occasions, such as the fall of Kiev in Novemberin which he was deceived and defeated by the Stavka.

As a student of second world war for last 15 years, I felt this autobiography gives a detail account of how a dictatorial whim of an incompetent political leadership plagued by greed and lust of power led to serious strategic blunders that ultimately cost Wehrmacht the war. Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, In the end Lost Victories left me with a bitter-sweet aftertaste.


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Aug 13, Curt Lorde added it. Aside from that, a compelling read. If you like Military History; then read this. On the other hand the newly founded Polish Army was French-taught”. Hitler was to have a similar experience only a few years later – without ever learning his lesson from it.

This would be of particular intellectual interests for those who have some knowledge about the background and how these event turned out historically. Retrieved from ” https: Vitories historian Volker Berghahn wrote about the book, “Its title gave the story away: At best, he tries to justify the brutality of treatment towards some people by saying the Soviet were equally brutal The scope of the book lasts until the removal of Manstein as chief of the Army Group acting in the South of the Soviet Mansteinn.

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

The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. Use mdy dates from October Pages using deprecated image syntax Pages to import images to Wikidata. Is this feature helpful? I had a superficial knowledge of history.

There is always just the problem of the soldiers on both sides being killed, wounded, and maimed. Vicrories Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Von Manstein maintains where rear area administration was in the hands of the German Army there was not partisan activity. 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.


Few of the people who’ve written about Hitler ever met him, let alone often. But as a military manstin at what occurred this is a valuable book.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. 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. Manstein writes about this in a page chapter. After initial successes, 11th Army had to fight off Soviet counterattacks and amphibious landings in their rear, which hindered their efforts to subdue the fortress city of Sevastopol.

Perhaps he is hiding something? Aug 08, Dennis A. Upon re-reading, it is ultimately unsatisfying and leaves one wanting more.