Panzer: A Revolution in Warfare, 1939-1945

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The Panzer division was the core of the blitzkrieg which devastated the antiquated doctrines of the allies during World War II. With historical record analysis, photographs and cartographic representation, this offers an insight into this devastation and how the tactic was ultimately directed.

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This book has everything a buff could need. Its all about the usage of "Blitzkreig" tactics in WW2 and how the aspects of war were changed forever using tanks and mobile infantry in cooperation with aircraft and artillery. It covers everything. History, Tactics, Tanks & Vehicles in profile, Generals and other important people, Outlines of all the Panzer Divisions, and post-D-Day Day-by-Day accounts are all included. Aircraft and Mobile infantry forces are also covered. Not in hardcore detail like other books, but it is still a very good book worth the money --Lance Frickensmith

This is the definitive book on German armor for those interested in World War II. Edwards adds to a concise survey of the war in Europe and Africa histories of each of the Panzer armies, organizational details of armored formations, and descriptions of the supply and service units and equipment, including air and artillery. Supplementing the text are numerous maps and charts, as well as nearly 200 photographs. The format will appeal to the specialist (e.g., order-of-battle information and maps). This well-done reference is a needed supplement to histories of the war. For larger libraries. --From Library Journal

This 256-page volume, which first appeared in 1989, is as comprehensive as one can get if what you are seeking is detail - and I mean detail - about how the Panzer units were first conceived and formulated right through to their ultimate destruction and in all theatres of the war, covering brigades, divisions and Panzer Army formations and the personalities who led them. And it includes WW I and inter-war developments. Nor does it just cover the tank/Panzer artillery/Jagdpanzer aspects and the schematics of the main models. Included are details and schematics on the aircraft that became integral parts of the ground forces such as the Hs 126, Fw 189 Owl, Fiesler Fi 156c Storch (the Army's eye in the sky), Hs 129 ground-attack fighter, Ju 87-G tank-destroyer, etc., support vehicles, armoured cars, and half-tracks. Action photos abound along with official portrait photos/drawings/paintings of the primary hierarchy (note that there are no colour photos or plates showing Panzer colours), battle maps, a two-page table showing Panzer force growth from 1939 to 1945, and it comes with three indices - 1. Index of German military formations and units - 2. Index of German Personalities - 3. Index of Places. In the Contents page there is also a table titled Key To Panzer Battles which guides you to the applicable battle map. The book is divided into these 6 Parts: Part 1 - restoring Mobility To The German Army - pages 16 to 62; Part 2 - The Grand Design - pages 63 to 80; Part 3 - Fighting The Mobile Battle - pages 81 to 112; Part 4 - Air Support: The Decisive Factor - pages 113 to 143; Part 5 - Panzer Action In Maps - pages 144 to 165; Part 6 - Campaigns And Battles, 1939-45 - pages 166 to 247. Author Roger Edwards spares no detail, so if what you are seeking is more of an overview of the Panzer Force development, with splashy colour plates, this is not for you. A couple of his other works are The Other Side Of The Falklands and German Airborne Troops, 1936-1945. --By AvidOldiesCollector

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This is the definitive book on German armor for those interested in World War II. Edwards adds to a concise survey of the war in Europe and Africa histories of each of the Panzer armies, organizational details of armored formations, and descriptions of the supply and service units and equipment, including air and artillery. Supplementing the text are numerous maps and charts, as well as nearly 200 photographs. The format will appeal to the specialist (e.g., order-of-battle information and maps). This well-done reference is a needed supplement to histories of the war. For larger libraries.
- Edward Gibson, MSLS, Flemington, W.Va.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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