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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
In my opinion this is one of the best books ever written about second world war. I have to say that i've read this book over twenty times, and i've got over three hundred books of second world war. If you are an enthusiast you must read this one. The most brilliant tactician.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Comparative German 2nd world war senior generals experiences
Interesting, but not as interesting as Heinz Guderian recalled in his book: Panzer General. A well written and detailed account of the unique leadership required to overcome many Soviet Armies in Southern Russia. Interesting history of how he dealt with his own political masters in Germany. Detailed and interesting account of the Field Marshall executed and managed the...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lost Victories, 5 Jun 2013
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M. Crocombe (Milton Keynes, England) - See all my reviews
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This was a birthday present for a friend, who has a big interest in WWII. He was very pleased to get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The War memoirs written by the most genial German general !, 4 April 2013
This review is from: Lost Victories: War Memoirs of Hitler's Most Brilliant General (Zenith Military Classics) (Paperback)
Erich Von Manstein has been, by large , the best general of the WWII.
He has been the author of the plan "Case Yellow" for the invasion of the France on 1940 that, without Hitler's help, that stopped for few days the Panzer Divisions before Dunkirk, it probably had provoked the distruction of the English Army.
On 1941 he was at the head of the 56th Panzer Korps that almost conquered Leningrad by "elan".
On July 1942 he became even more famous occupying the unconquerable fortress of Sevastopol (that was resisting since the previous autumn).
On December 1942 he was the planner and the executor of the operation "Wintergewitter" aimed to the liberation of the Sixth Army encircled at Stalingrad: he was able to arrive at 16km from Stalingrad , but the General Paulus, commander of the Sixth Army , refused to break out, following direct orders from Hitler.
On february 1943, at the head of Army Group South, Feldmarshal Von Manstein realized his masterpiece: a counteroffensive that smashed two Russian Fronts and sending them back 150kms and reoccupying the DON line and the city of Kharkhow.
He thought that the German attack on Kursk arrived too late but, anyway , he had been in charge of the South wing of the attack, the only one able to achieve a breakthrough on the massively fortified Russian lines. The allied landing, in Sicily, denied the use of the reserves for his attack.
Until April 1944 he has been at the head of the Army Group South, being always able to counterattack the Red Army in spite of the huge disparity of forces. Then he was dismissed when he ordered to the First Panzer Army to break out from the encirclement.
This is everything you will read on this book, hearing from the protagonist. Hugely interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful controversy!, 11 Oct 2010
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Hfa Clabbers "Eric Clabbers, Booklover" (Purmerend, Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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Wonderful book to get an inside in battlefieldcommand and life in the higher ranks. Very extensively written campaigns and warexperiences. However there is a downside to von Manstein; he was a hardened anti-semite and was enthusiastically about his soldiers shooting jews and other 'partisans' this story however you will not find in his memoirs. None the less I like the book. Eric
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4.0 out of 5 stars purchase, 10 Jan 2013
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Recieved,delighted with purchase,secure package, good value, and good reading,would buy again, will read more than once
some interesting facts, highly reccomend
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, if you are interested in WW2, 19 July 2012
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Interesting perspective of German Army operations, giving more details about functioning of operational level of command, then that to be fund in generic books about WW2. In principle impartial. Through Manstein's and Hitler's meetings described in this book, one can get good idea about Hitlers incompetence as supreme Commander.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Comparative German 2nd world war senior generals experiences, 27 May 2012
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Interesting, but not as interesting as Heinz Guderian recalled in his book: Panzer General. A well written and detailed account of the unique leadership required to overcome many Soviet Armies in Southern Russia. Interesting history of how he dealt with his own political masters in Germany. Detailed and interesting account of the Field Marshall executed and managed the campaign to capture the Crimea and in particular the battles fought to take the Soviet fortress of Sevastopol. Perhaps the most interesting account, in particular is the masterly counterstrike leading to retaking of Kharkov. And of course the mobile defence in depth doctrine he devised which has been the NATO battle plan for more than 60 years now.
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3.0 out of 5 stars lost victories, 2 Dec 2013
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this was my friend's purchase - not mine and she rated it highly. I do not need to read about Hitler's generals and what they did and did not know about the death camps!!
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