Achtung Panzer! (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: Heinz Guderian ; ; Theory of warfare & military science, Warfare & defence, Social sciences. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals.

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Dec 23, Alex Ott rated it really liked it. Born inHeinz Guderian served in World War One, came to Hitler’s attention inwas made corps commander oanzer Panzer troops and promoted to General in His tanks were greatly successful in the invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in achting.

The type is too small throughout the book, almost amusingly so by the time it gets to the end of chapter notes. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.

Achtung Panzer!

Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or achgung you explicitly choose to end it. First published init expounds a new kind of warfare: However, when the Russian invasion failed in the winter ofGuderian was forced to resign, not to regain his position untilwhen the war was all but lost. The Kappillan of Malta Nicholas Monsarrat.

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Despite this, they were decisive in the battlefields, specially in the battles of Cambrai and Amiens inthat forced Germany to request the armistice and ended the war. The Dumpling Sisters Cookbook: It’s perhaps the last 4th of the book that contains the guderisn straightforward discussion of what is needed to create such a force and how to employ it using surprise and terrain, and deploying the force ‘en masse’ at a decisive point, ahctung his insistence on the use of radios, being the most memorable ones for me.


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This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals. Containing tank development start from its first introduction in ww1 to its possible usage for the next war. The author lays out the problem and provides his insight in resolving the mistakes of the past. This book is a short but thoughtful book. Oct 06, J.

Written between the wars, this is Guderian’s account of the development of German armored tactics which would later be labeled as “Blitzkreig” For the more serious WWII scholar, Guderian’s book is essential reading that should sit beside Rommel’s “Infantry Attacks”. This was not well understood until the very late stages of WW1, and so even the arrival of tanks on the Western Front didn’t have the effect it could have – with disastrous consequences both for the casualty figures and also for the progress of armour in general.

The many photographs included in the German edition are included, as are the excellent maps and, perhaps best of all, the little silhouettes used in the original to end each chapter. But, not only that, he discusses the change from the tank being an infantry support vehicle to being its own separate divisional unit.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. When I finished reading I wondered if the enemy ever read the book. Consequently, the interwar years tanks were an untried weapon leading up to the outbreak of WWII, and the “Blitzkrieg” campaigns owed much of their success to apart from Guderian these fast, mechanically reliable, versitile machines, and the tank was never doubted again.

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Essentially, a tactician’s textbook. A solid primary source for those interested in learning about the pre-WWII evolution of German armoured theory. This first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war – has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.


This was a very good book about first, the development of the tank and then its use in the world wars.

Achtung-Panzer!: The Development of Armoured Forces, Their Tactics and Operational Potential

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The Great War examples were pwnzer and clearly pointed out how and why the tanks were invented and how they were misused at that point. May 23, Olethros rated it really liked it. After the war Guderi First of all I will admit that I love this book. All in all the book can be dry at moments and don’t expect any epic story-telling, but it is still one of my favorite books. It May be a bit biased in certain aspects off the period’s politics but all’ in all a must read for armor entusiasts.

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