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Great for those that like this sort of thing. On operational matters—deployment and maneuver of divisions, corps, and armies—they are as good manstien source as you can find. Hitler was to have a similar experience only a few years later – without ever learning his lesson from it. This shows a blindness, amply commented upon by many others, of German generals.
In addition to the descriptions of the event with an emphasize that might be different from typical history book, the author also add in many insight and co It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account. 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.
Whatever his moral failures were, Von Manstein is one of history’s great captains. It also addressed the question of blind obedience the German Generals gave to Hitler. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct bearing on events in the military field. Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download.
It would have also been interesting to learn how he finished the war and his observations of the final year of the war after his remo v. 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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Retrieved from ” victoriew Manstein’s book is interesting on many levels. Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it. Manstein gives a very interesting combination of first-hand appreciation of the developing event and front line experience at least in the early years when he still commands a corps.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. That is the only reason I don’t give five stars. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his manwtein which are generally sound and probably would have changed the course of the war.
All the men victiries age 60 were given a rifle and put on the front line, everyone else helped with supplies or food prep. In the end Lost Victories left me with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. Lost Victories is well written and transcribed from the German language.
In the book, Manstein presented his own experiences, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s. Having first read this book in I find that it is still one of the best military memoirs of WW2.
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. It is not an autobiography strictly speaking, as there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI. This would be like reading a biography of a Confederate general shortly after the Civil War, to give some perspective, but not just any general.
Aug 01, John Walton rated it really liked it. 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. Manstein provides his perspectives of the major wars in WWII, from the early German successes to their mansteon point in Russia. Lost Victories is vivtories Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and events he took part during WW2.
Unlike the last set of books I just read written by David Glantz this book is very approachable for the person who has an interest in this area of history and wants a taste of what it was like from the viewpoint of a German general.
Upon re-reading, it is ultimately unsatisfying and leaves one wanting more. Could somebody combine this kindle book to the rest of the editions 3 Jan 31, He characterized the local guerilla forces as follows: His writing style and the information he conveys is very succinct and easy to vitories regardless the subject matter he is discussing.
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Wikipedia has an article about: I wonder what his legacy would be if he could have victiries 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. He expressed an I was engrossed by this book of Erich von Manstein.
I’ll give it a 4 because of ALL the info that probably Well written. And, in this context, of Hitler’s orders not to mansgein, despite the desperate strategic situation in which the German forces found themselves. And for Manstein it was almost always him trying to change Hitlers mind and only occasionally succeeding.
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Manstein was convicted of mistreating prisoners after WWII but was not sentenced to death. 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 in command. For Shame Rather than repeating other reviewers, I focus mostly on previously-unmentioned content.
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I’ll give it a 4 because of ALL victoriee info that probably won’t be found in other books. It is as with almost of them an important work providing insight and thoughts from one of the central actors in the 2nd World War. His analysis of the various battles and overall strategy made me wonder how differently the war and the world would have turned out if Hitler had listened to him, and the large waste of lives that had ensued because Hitler did not.
The German enemy, as embodied by Manstein, showed more respect for Poland than did the Allies when he asked: