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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The things Manstein leaves out of Lost Victories are as important as the things he discusses, and lead one to search out other sources to victorise in the lacunae.
Lo que nos cuenta. Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it liked it. He received acclaim from the German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Kharkov. Accounts of the trial, the case against Manstein, and his defense are readily available online. This is the type of biography I have always enjoyed reading as you get the persons view point and his thoughts totally unvarnished.
He then describes his service largely as a staff officer during Germany’s resurgence and the rebuilding of the armed forces under Hitler.
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Panzer Leader [Illustrated Edition]. Much talk about how the airlift to troops at Stalingrad failed, Manstein details how many pounds vivtories cargo the German planes could carry. The title ‘Lost Victories’ is aptly named. It lkst not an autobiography strictly speaking, as there’s very little said about his childhood or his military career during WWI.
Refresh and try again. Perhaps he is hiding something? Nov 29, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it.
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All the men under age 60 were given a rifle and put on the front line, everyone else helped with supplies or food prep. After Manstein became an Army group commander, he had many meeting with Hitler, often the 2 of them alone. Neither the legions of the Empire nor the Whermacht will be seen again. There is poignancy in his depiction of German troops and tanks fighting far superior Soviet armies to a standstill, before they would have to, ultimately, retreat before overpowering odds.
Also responsible for invading Poland, starting the Second World War, which took the lives of anywhere from 50 million to 70 million people, including the above figure.
He commanded the failed relief effort at Stalingrad and the Cherkassy pocket evacuation. The Ukrainians fought the Soviet partisans, but usually released any Germans after first disarming them. 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.
Almost belatedly, his plan was adopted more or less intact, and Manstein got to help execute it as a corps commander. Just a few thousand pounds, nothing like modern jets.
fon I would read it in spite of all this, because even though he may say what is to be expected it I am about half way through this book. Don’t read this if you are looking for a factual based history of the war which deals with objective truth about the events and the people but do read it if you want a first hand account of battles and events Erich von Manstein saw and influenced during WWII.
Sep 25, Mac rated it it was amazing. Perhaps that is bias on vjctories part. German soldiers were brave, did their duty, didn’t pillage, didn’t torture, the Soviet’s were brutal, and my favorite, were the victims of a totalitarian system! Manstein was convicted of mistreating prisoners after WWII but was not sentenced to death. Von Manstein maintains where rear area administration was in the hands of the German Army there was not partisan activity.
Instead from nebulous comments here and there one has the impression that Von Manstein found those actions distasteful lozt like an aristocrat reacting to an unpleasant odor in a distracted manner but ultimately unworthy of his mansgein.
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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 to the activities of the Einsatzgruppen who followed in the wake of his armies, murdering Jews and other declared enemies of the Nazi state.
I don’t know whether they still read Caesar’s “Commentaries” at West Point. There’s an appendix at the end of the book with a brief biography, but it is very scarce. 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. He provides strategic thinking on the course of the war and the options available to the Germans, insights into Hitler’s management of the war, great tactical insight into the operations on his portion of the Eastern front.
Hitler sent Manstein south, hoping he could find a way to salvage the situation for the Germans. In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance.
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For example, one gets an inside view of Hitler trying to convince military people that the West will not go to war over Poland.
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.
There is great poignancy in Manstein’s recalling the desperate situation in Stalingrad, as General Paulus followed Hitler’s stupid order to defend at all costs.