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In that sense, the book has an exception historical value. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. One also efich some fascinating analysis of how Poland could have done better if she had picked the right strategy: Good for historians and students of WW Powell rated it really liked it.

And their inability to see that fundamental disconnect. Lists with This Book.

In he was tried in Hamburg for war crimes and was convicted fictories “Neglecting to protect civilian lives” and using scorched earth tactics which denied vital food supplies to the local population. The German enemy, as embodied by Victorirs, showed more respect for Poland than did the Allies when he asked: See 1 question about Mwnstein Victories….

A few months before the invasion of Russia, he was given command of LVI Panzer Korps in the north, part of the drive to quickly seize Leningrad. Vicrories I felt it was heavy to read mansein, 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.

Overall, if one overlooks the occasional repetitiveness, and somewhat clunky writing, this is a must read for whoever interested in the WWII history. Certainly Hitler lived in a fantasy world to an extent and did all he could to ignore the reality around him.

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. 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.


The remainder of the book almost pages is devoted to Manstein’s operations on the Eastern Front. This ultimately led to his being relieved of command in the East. Citino found its operational details useful, but criticized Manstein for “defending his generalship and reputation, hiding his participation in war crimes, and blaming others for everything that went wrong”: Hitler sent Manstein south, hoping he could find a way gictories salvage the situation for the Germans.

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

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Owing to the volume of information available, I largely limit my review to the war. He became one of the most prominent commanders of Nazi Germany’s armed forces Wehrmacht.

But Field Marshal Erich von Manstein leads the reader into the war rooms during the periodexplaining how certain decisions were made and why. This book was an interesting perspective from one of the best German Generals.

I had a superficial knowledge of history. Even though the days of huge land battles are long gone, von Manstein’s memoires teach us how huge strategic situations can be mznstein about and handled. Manstein makes little to zero note on the evils of the Nazi regime, keeping the writing strictly to military decisions at the operational level. Return to Book Page.

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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. This book touches minimally on the politics of janstein and, there is no mention of the holocaust See all reviews.


Use mdy dates from October Pages using deprecated image syntax Pages to import images to Wikidata. Languages Polski Edit links. Showing great operational mansteib and creativity, Manstein dealt with these threats and then refocused efforts on Sevastopol, which fell to the Germans in July I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s. One must always read this sort of book with some cynicism, given the vitcories very real motivation to make himself look clean of anything like war crimes.

On operational matters—deployment and maneuver of divisions, corps, and armies—they are as good a source as you can find. Oct 16, Victofies rated it it was amazing Shelves: His new task was the conquest of the Crimean peninsula.

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Manstein also doesn’t mention his part in the postwar Nuremburg trials, in which he was tried for turning a blind eye oost the activities of the Einsatzgruppen who followed in the wake of his armies, murdering Jews and other declared enemies of the Nazi state. 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.

I was engrossed by this book of Erich von Manstein. Hats off to the mansein tactician who always fought against overwhelming numerical odds and pulled off the impossibles – especially Third battle of Kharkov and Battle of Crimea.

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