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But perhaps the most valuable part is the plans he had proposed and what could have been done instead of what Hitler had insisted. Napoleon’s method will lead you to victory and success! Inhe was brought on vvon 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.

Next thing I know, a guy in the ambulance is explaining how lucky I was to hit the concrete wall with my left hand badly broken in the crash, which gives you an idea of what my unprotected head would have looked like protecting my head from side shock and my right arm and elbow sounds familiar? In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia. Aside from that, a compelling read. Good for historians and students of WW The myth of military hand-to-hand combat systems 8 Self-defense tips for men How to conquer your fear of fighting The brutal consequences of a street fight.

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. He became one of the most prominent commanders of Nazi Germany’s armed forces Wehrmacht.

But he wanted Hitler and the OKW to give him the independence due an army group commander to figure out how to achieve objectives in his own way. 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.


Manstein avoided political issues, treating the war as an operational matter. He received acclaim from losy German leadership for the victorious battles of Perekop Isthmus, Kerch, Sevastopol and Vcitories. Especially, concerning some of the terrible things the Nazi regime did.

Much talk about how the airlift to troops at Stalingrad failed, Manstein details how many pounds of cargo the German planes could carry. The same footnote goes on to discuss in further depth the different types of partisans and where they were geographically based. 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.

Book Review Tagged With: This book review is slightly different form others as it covers martial arts in the most literal sense: Throughout the book he takes swipes vitories Goring and Koch but never faces the issue of German mistreatment head-on. Fresh mansten that success, Hitler moved Manstein back to the Leningrad front with orders to finally take that city.

He expressed an opinion that they were more deserving of credit than history usually gives to them. I’ll give it a 4 because of ALL the info that erch Well written.

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Instead from nebulous comments here and there one has the impression that Von Manstein found those actions distasteful somewhat like an aristocrat reacting to an unpleasant odor in a distracted manner but ultimately unworthy of his notice.

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! 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.

The world is grateful that things played out the way they did.


On the other hand the newly founded Polish Army was French-taught”. If one wants a feeling for how terrible the conflict in the Soviet Union was, books by lower ranking soldiers are more to the point.

Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Showing great operational flexibility and creativity, Manstein dealt with these threats and then vob efforts on Sevastopol, which fell to the Germans in July A more annoying feature to me is the tendency to repeat the same argument or descriptions of the same situation over and over again, especially in dealing with his disagreement with Hitler.

Perhaps he is hiding something? Manstein suffered a stroke and died in Munich on the night of 9 June Set up a giveaway. The book begins with a very brief voh of Manstein’s service prior to the s, having reached the rank of Captain by the end of World War I.

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The role of the notorious Reich Commissioner Koch in the development of extensive partisan activity in the Ukraine is given all of a sentence: Get notified of new books and videos! It ends up lessening and tarnishing the image and reputation of one of the most brilliant of the German generals in World War 2. Just a few thousand pounds, nothing like modern jets.

Or perhaps he merely writes to what an audience probably wants to hear? In that sense, the book has an exception histori Lost Victories is the Mantein von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and events he took part during WW2. He was Gerd von Rundsted’s chief of staff during the Polish campaign. The scope of the book lasts until the removal of Manstein as chief of the Army Group acting in the South of the Soviet Union. A German defeat in the East was never the way it was meant to be if only… Shop Boxing Gloves Now.