Panzer Leader

Martino Fine Books
SKU: 9781684228140
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2023 Reprint of the 1952 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Profusely Illustrated. A classic military memoir from the leading light behind the development of the German Panzer tank during World War II. "Germany's opening run of victory in World War II...
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2023 Reprint of the 1952 edition. Full facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Profusely Illustrated. A classic military memoir from the leading light behind the development of the German Panzer tank during World War II. "Germany's opening run of victory in World War II was only made possible by the panzer forces that Heinz Guderian (1888--1954), the father of modern tank warfare, had created and trained, and by his audacious leading of those forces from 1939 to 1941. Guderian's breakthrough at Sedan and lightning drive to the Channel coast virtually decided the Battle of France. The drive he led into the East came close to producing the complete collapse of Russia's armies, but at the end of 1941 Guderian was dismissed for taking a timely step back instead of pandering to Hitler's illusions. He was recalled to service only when Germany's situation had become desperate, and he was eventually made chief of the General Staff when all had become hopeless. Panzer Leader is a candid and dramatic account of the development and campaigns of the panzer forces that, along with the Luftwaffe, stood at the heart of blitzkrieg; it is also a searing group portrait of the Third Reich's leading personalities as they turned early victory into a protracted, agonizing defeat."- From Introduction to DaCapo Edition of same work." Contents: Background and youth -- The creation of the German armoured force -- Hitler at the peak of his power -- The beginning of the disaster -- The campaign in the West -- The campaign in Russia, 1941 -- On inactive service -- The development of the armoured force, January 1942 to February 1943 -- Inspector-General of armored troops -- July 20th and its sequel -- Chief of general staff -- The final collapse -- Leading personalities of the Third Reich -- The German general staff.


  • | Author: Heinz Guderian
  • | Publisher: Martino Fine Books
  • | Publication Date: May 01, 2023
  • | Number of Pages: 548 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Paperback
  • | ISBN-10: 168422814X
  • | ISBN-13: 9781684228140

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