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Not Enabled Word Wise: Contrary to revisionists who assert that France was unprepared for action, Manstein cited a study by von Tippelskirch, which lsot how France had raised divisions in only three weeks in the autumn ofincluding many that consisted of well-armed, well-trained reservists.

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Oct 10, John rated it really liked it. One can’t help but wrich 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.

On the plus side, janstein book includes many very useful maps that cover the entirety the text. 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.

It is a bit repetitive and tedious as seemingly every deployment of his forces is described.


Wikipedia has an article lkst Product details File Size: 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. Whatever his moral failures were, Von Manstein is one of history’s great captains. Please try again later.

Lost Victories

Apr 23, Olethros rated it really liked it. Manstein took the credit for German victories and blamed Hitler and his victoroes generals for every defeat.

Even if they are sometimes cluttered, they are very well drawn and virtually all place names included in the narrative can be found on at least one map, making it very easy to follow the sometimes swirling action. In that sense, the book has an exception historical value. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his proposals which are generally sound and probably would have changed the cours Manstein provides his perspectives of the major wars in WWII, from victoriees early German successes to their turning point in Russia.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He was buried with full military honors. Manstein was the man who came up with the idea of the attack through the Ardennes and Sedan to conquer France. While some may argue that hindsight is alwaysManstein provides his rationales for his proposals which are generally sound and probably would have changed the course of the war.

Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General by Erich von Manstein

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In this case, the memoir of V. It was originally published in in German and the edition that I just re-read dates to Liddell Hart, in his “Foreword,” speaks of Manstein’s career well.


But this one could get used after a while. New publisher Zenith Press is to be commended for republishing it. Discussing the invasion of PolandManstein alleged Poland’s lack of military leadership: Perhaps that is bias on my part. This could give the British and French an excuse for not fulfilling their treaty obligations to Poland [which they did not fulfill anyway]. As his mastery of strategic thinking grew, in he as chief of staff in one German army planned, pushed for and eventually won Hitler’s approval over the heads of German military headquarters of his plan that won France in six weeks.

His counteroffensive after the Stalingrad catastrophe was amazing.

This is the type of biography I have always enjoyed reading as you get the persons view point and his thoughts totally unvarnished. Any Luftwaffe support was too little, too late. The first part of the book deals with Poland and of course the start of WW11 as we know it.