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This book oost 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 To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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.

Hitler had plainly ordered his forces to: Manstein suffered a stroke and died voj Munich on the night of 9 June Perhaps that is bias on my part.

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In this book he doesn’t pass much judgement on Hitler’s choices of strategic objectives, and he recognizes that some objectives had edich or economic significance that a purely military planner would have ignored.

Owing to the volume of information available, I largely limit my review to the war. This is the type of biography I have always enjoyed reading as you get the persons view point and his thoughts totally unvarnished.

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His account is detailed, yet dispassionate and objective. 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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. On the plus side, the book includes many very useful maps that cover the entirety the text. 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.


Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, But Field Marshal Erich von Manstein leads the reader into the war rooms during the periodexplaining how certain decisions were made and why.

Much talk about how the airlift to troops at Stalingrad failed, Manstein details how many pounds of cargo the German planes could carry. Lost Victories is well written and transcribed from the German language.

He commanded the failed relief effort at Stalingrad and the Cherkassy pocket evacuation. None the less, this is the most valuable argument that makes Lost Victories a matter of study for those who try to understand mechanisms of war.

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manstrin That part was very, very interesting. Accounts of the trial, the case against Manstein, and his defense are readily available online. Write a customer review.

Upon re-reading, it is ultimately unsatisfying and leaves one wanting more. The required armies to break the encirclement never reached on time. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison, which was later reduced to There is always just the problem of the soldiers on both sides being killed, wounded, and maimed. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And their inability to see that fundamental disconnect.


This would be of particular intellectual interests for those who have some knowledge about the background and how these event turned out historically. Hitler was to have a similar experience only a few years later – without ever learning his lesson from it. Retrieved from ” https: In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance. 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.

During World War II he attained the rank of Field Marshal Generalfeldmarschall and was held in high esteem by his fellow officers as one of the Wehrmacht’s best military minds.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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 book.

Sep 18, Tom Hastings rated it liked it. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. True to their tradition of obedience, most of them, again like Manstein, kept their gaze unswervingly on the military role they were expected to play even as they deplored the growing vacuum of direction at the political top. 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 mansteih to make decisions on a timely basis.

You have to have a basic understanding of Easter European geography to appreciate the details of each campaign.