SB LOST VICTORIES Thrwirmoirci llillersitiiisiliriliiifiijiiiif ni 1 1 mill h It. II. \MM ‘”” 11,11 LOST VICTORIES BY FIELD-MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN Edited. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a Lost Victories is the Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and. Read the full-text online edition of Lost Victories ().

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In the book, Manstein presented his own victoriss, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s. Thank you for your feedback. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

But as a military look at what occurred this is a valuable book. After release from a British prison inhe became a military advisor to the West German Government.

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

An early English-language edition of Lost Victories. He was buried with full military honors. His frustration with Hitler is clear, and the book also details his disagreements with Hitler and the OKH abt the handling of the war.

One can’t help but believe that the Soviets would have been fought to a standstill and Germany may well have had two or more years in which to develop her jet fighters and second generation heavy tanks. He received acclaim from the German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov. Or perhaps he merely writes to what an audience probably wants to hear? The Polish Bzura counteroffensive, though later dwarfed by Soviet battles, was the largest of its kind up to that time.

Lost Victories ; full title of English edition: 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. Knowing the context of the writing it still was a fascinating read about the largest conflict manztein human history told by mansteinn man who was in the middle of events both on the battlefield and behind the lines.


Von Manstein never forthrightly condemns those atrocities or the individuals involved.

Erich von Manstein

There were a number of details in the book that I haven’t seen elsewhere and were very helpful After Manstein became an Army group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone. Whatever his moral failures were, Von Manstein is one of history’s great captains. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But this one could get used after a while.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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.

Fascinating insight from a man who was there when it happened, that said a lot of Manstein’s words involve plenty of blame shifting for Germany’s fortunes during the war – mistakes made by the OKW such as the infamous Halt Order at Dunkirk were often wrongly attributed to Hitler it was in fact Army Group A commander Gerd von Rundstedt who pushed for the halt, with Hitler merely validating the order many hours later.

I haven’t read this yet, but who’s Hilter? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Lowt would be like reading a biography of a Confed This was a really great book and I can’t believe I haven’t read this up until now.

Lost Victories ends rather abruptly with Manstein’s kanstein of how he was unceremoniously transferred by Hitler from command of Army Group South to a “reserve” position back in Germany, a result of their repeated head-butting and Hitler’s perception that Manstein was publicly questioning Hitler’s ability to command. Further, the dialogue between Hitler and Manstein brings to light how a leader inept in policy and strategic decision making can lead to defeat on the battlefield.


I had heard of the German tank commander from reading other historical accounts of things during WWII. As some other reviewers point out, v. 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. See 1 question about Lost Victories….

I wonder what his legacy would be if he could have spent all his efforts on his job instead of fighting for the resourses he needed to do his job from the narrow minded and weak superiors.

Full text of “Erich Von Manstein Lost Victories”

Manstein’s “Lost Victories” has value for the reader for at least two different reasons. He also wrote that Hitler had halted the attack prematurely, a decision he called “tantamount to throwing away a victory”. It also addressed the question of blind obedience the German Generals gave to Hitler.

Not Enabled Word Wise: Inhe was brought on trial in Hamburg for war crimes, which convicted him of “Neglecting to protect civilian lives” and for using scorched earth tactics denying vital food supplies to the local population.

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Hats off to the master tactician who always fought against overwhelming numerical odds and pulled off the impossibles – especially Third battle of Kharkov and Battle of Crimea. Aug 01, John Walton rated it really liked it. The role of the notorious Reich Commissioner Koch in the development of extensive partisan activity in the Ukraine is given all of a sentence: Refresh and try again.