LOST VICTORIES, the Story of German Military Strategy in World War II, By "the Allies' Most Formidable Opponent." Edited and Translated By Anthony G. Powell, Foreword By B. H. Liddell Hart

Von Manstein, Erich

Published by Henry Regnery Company, 1958
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Title: LOST VICTORIES, the Story of German Military...
Publisher: Henry Regnery Company
Publication Date: 1958
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1958 Regnery Edition.

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Von Manstein, Field~Marshall Erick
Published by Chicago IL. 1958. Henry Regnery (1958)
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Book Description Chicago IL. 1958. Henry Regnery, 1958. grey cloth hardbound 8vo. 8º (octavo) with silver & bronze metallic spine label. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. couple of faint edge spots. contents free of markings. dustwrapper in vg cond. missing 1" piece on rear, small edge tears, bit of wrinkling & rubbing, not price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings or store stamps, no stickers or bookplates, no names, no inking , no underlining, no remainder markings etc ~. first english language edition. first printing ( date on title pg., no additional printings indicated). 574p. 24 b&w maps. 13 glossy b&w photos. 4 appendices. glossary of military terms. index. biography. autobiography. memoirs. world history. world war ii. nazi germany. third reich. military history. southern army group. the campaign in poland. the eclipse of OKH. 38 army corps. the crimean campaign. leningrad~vitebstk. the tragedy of stalingrad. winter campaign in souther russia. operation citadel. ~ IN this book Field Marshal Erich von Manstein, the most independent minded of the German Generals, describes the campaigns and strategy that earned for him the reputation of "the Allies' most formidable opponent." In his discussions on strategy, he gives his own ideas on how the war should have been carried on after the defeat of France, and why Hitler did not launch an attack against England but instead exposed himself to a war on two fronts by turning on the Soviet Union. While he never attempts to excuse the German defeat, he has much to say on the subject of Hitler as a military leader and some of his disastrous decisions. Von Manstein, "a man who combined modern ideas of mobility with a classic sense of maneuver," led the tank thrust through the Ardennes which led to the collapse of the British and French Armies in 1940. His plan for this campaign was accepted only after long argument with the German Supreme Command. He led the brilliant and successful advance of the 56th Panzer Corps against the Russians in 1941 and later commanded the troops which conquered the Crimea and the fortress of Sevastopol. The last German commander to conduct an offensive in the East, he had to break off "Operation '" Citadel" before a decisive battle could be fought, in order to lead a defensive action against a vastly superior enemy. Bookseller Inventory # 10301701

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