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I had to underline many pages of this very juicy book.
Manstein was responsible for formulating most of the strategy that won Germany its great early victories using blitzkrieg tactics in Poland, France, and the Crimea.
As one who reads historical well researched military text, books, biography, and memoirs I highly recommend this book.
This is a really good read of the German army in their conquest of Russia. Von Marstein is a superb leader and strategist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerald McKenna
I am a great admirer of Erich von Manstein. He is a soldiers general. His breakout from the Cherkassy Pocket is one of the great rescues of WWII. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mike l
While Manstein does a great job in describing German strategy on the Eastern Front (or lack thereof according to point of view), the big disappointment is the lie he perpetuates... Read morePublished 2 months ago by DAVID BLANKENHORN
Excellent work! I had not read much about this general but have found it as compelling as Guderian's Panzer General!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good book, a bit dry at times, but holds interest because of the debacle of the German Eastern front.Published 3 months ago by Antonio Lopez
Excellent book! My father served under Von Manstein in the Crimea. Interesting insight into tactics and thoughts regarding Hitler's leadership.Published 4 months ago by Peter F. klein
This month, I finally read "Lost Victories." It is by Erich von Manstein, who at the beginning of World War II in Poland in 1939 was Chief of Staff to Gerd von Runstedt, commander... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jason Galbraith