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First British Edition. Edited and translated by Anthony G. With a foreword by Captain B. Liddell Hart. Beige endpapers. Red cloth with gilt titles. Corners bumped, small stains, cover generally faded. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2.
Published by Methuen About this Item: Methuen, First English Edition. A fine copy in the original dark salmon cloth. More information about this seller Contact this seller 3. Published by Regnery, Chicago About this Item: Regnery, Chicago, Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Published by Henry Regnery Company,, Chicago: Edited and translated from the German by Anthony G.
First edition thus. Age toning to endpapers, else very good in a very good moderate rubbing and foxing dust jacket. More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Foreword by Basil Liddell Hart. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Published by Greenhill London About this Item: Greenhill London , More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. From: Ground Zero Books, Ltd. Silver Spring, MD, U.
Condition: very good. Foreword by H. Introduction by Martin Blumenson. Reprint Edition. First Paperbk? More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Foreword by B. Liddle Hart. Occasional footnotes. Glossary of military terms. Stamp inside front flyleaf. He has much to say on the subject of Hitler as a military leader and on some of Hitler's disastrous decisions.
The book was first published in West Germany in , and its English translation was published in for distribution in the UK and the US. Manstein presents his own experiences, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s. He wrote as one who played an active part in the story he was relating.
Discussing the invasion of Poland, Manstein alleged Poland's lack of military leadership. Manstein, who commanded the south German sector forces in , complained that Operation Citadel the offensive against Kursk was delayed too long for the German force to break through.
He also wrote that Hitler halted the attack prematurely, a decision he called "tantamount to throwing away a victory". According to Manstein, Hitler whom he praises and criticizes, did not allow the detailed planning of large-scale military operations. Manstein wrote that in , a draw could have been achieved on the Eastern Front by bleeding the Red Army dry if the generals had been allowed to operate properly.
He attained the rank of field marshal. Born into an aristocratic Prussian family with a long history of military service, Manstein joined the army at a young age and saw service on both the Western and Eastern Front during the First World War He rose to the rank of captain by the end of the war and was active in the inter-war period helping Germany rebuild her armed forces.
Anticipating a firm Allied reaction should the main thrust of the invasion take place through the Netherlands, Manstein devised an innovative operation-later known as the Sichelschnitt "sickle cut" -that called for an attack through the woods of the Ardennes and a rapid drive to the English Channel, thus cutting off the French and Allied armies in Belgium and Flanders.
Attaining the rank of general at the end of the campaign, he was active in the invasion of the Soviet Union in June and the Siege of Sevastopol , and was promoted to field marshal on 1 July He also participated in the Siege of Leningrad.
Manstein's counteroffensive in the Third Battle of Kharkov February-March regained substantial territory and resulted in the destruction of three Soviet armies and the retreat of three others. He was one of the primary commanders at the Battle of Kursk July-August , one of the largest tank battles in history. His ongoing disagreements with Hitler over the conduct of the war led to his dismissal in March He was taken prisoner by the British in August , several months after Germany's defeat.
Manstein gave testimony at the main Nuremberg trials of war criminals in August , and prepared a paper that, along with his later memoirs, helped cultivate the myth of a "clean Wehrmacht"-the myth that the German armed forces were not culpable for the atrocities of the Holocaust. In he was tried in Hamburg for war crimes and was convicted on nine of seventeen counts, including the poor treatment of prisoners.
More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. Liddell foreword. Published by Henry Regnery Co. From: Barbarossa Books Ltd. About this Item: Henry Regnery Co. More information about this seller Contact this seller Published by Anthenaum, Bonn, Germany About this Item: Anthenaum, Bonn, Germany, Book is in German. Includes: illustrations, maps, index. Some maps fold-out. Usual library markings.
Cover has some wear and soiling. He never obtained another command and was taken prisoner in August , several months after Germany's defeat. In he was tried in Hamburg for war crimes and was convicted on nine of seventeen counts, including the poor treatment of prisoners of war and failing to protect civilian lives. His sentence of eighteen years in prison was later reduced and he served four years before being released in The book was first published in West Germany in , then in Spain in Manstein presented his own experiences, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s.
Manstein, who commanded the south German sector forces in , complained that Operation Citadel, the offensive against Kursk, was delayed too long for the German force to break through. He also wrote that Hitler had halted the attack prematurely. Published by Presidio Press About this Item: Presidio Press, Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.
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Lost Victories : The War Memoirs of Hilter's Most Brilliant General
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct bearing on events in the military field. The essential thing, as he wrote, is to "know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. His account is detailed, yet dispassionate and objective. In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance. Read more Read less.
Lost Victories : War Memoirs of Hitlers Most Brilliant General [Paperback]
The book was first published in West Germany in , then in Spain in Many historians have called Verlorene Siege unreliable and apologetic. German historian Volker Berghahn wrote about the book, "Its title gave the story away: it had been Hitler's dogmatism and constant interference with the strategic plans and operational decisions of the professionals that had cost Germany its victory against Stalin". In the book, Manstein presented his own experiences, ideas and decisions as they appeared to him during the s and s. He wrote not as a historical investigator but as one who played an active part in the story he was relating. Discussing the invasion of Poland , Manstein alleged Poland's lack of military leadership: "The Polish General Staff did not possess its own tradition of generalship shaped by long experience.