“Heinz Guderian’s most famous book is really about armored fighting vehicles, but its enduring value comes from its an looked at armor from a. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. Read “Achtung Panzer!” by Heinz Guderian with Rakuten Kobo. This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding.

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He in the text he first of all goes into exact detail on a number of battles from the First World War. This article about a book on military history is a stub. Oct 06, J. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Would have been four stars but for the helpful notes, context, and corrections by the English language editor.

With an Introduction by John Miller. To ask other readers questions about Achtung-Panzer! Unfortunately for mankind, Guderian created, at the time, the best army in the world thanks to its revolutionary theories about the use of tanks and the creation of a mecanized independent tank brigade and the close cooperation between the panze I was inside the mind of a genious. That of using the tank as the primary weapon to achieve victory.

This book sums up tank use in WWI and the development of “blitzkrieg,” albeit with Guderian’s fairly biased opinions. The text is certainly phrophetic with the rise of armoured vehicles’ importance in modern warfare with their emphasis on speed, armour, and radios communication and coordinationwhich is quite the leap from trenches and fixed artillery positions from years before. Adventures in My Youth: A lot of technical details make this read not necessarily a “pleasure” read, but scholars and history buffs will love Guderian’s in-depth analysis also, the ending of the book ends on an interesting flourish commonly found in ancient Greek texts, where the writer invokes the favour of the gods for victory, revealing Guderian’s classical education, common for officers in that era, adding a personal touch to this purposeful study.


You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: It’s perhaps the last 4th of the book that contains the more 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, and his insistence on the use of radios, being the most memorable ones for me. This book is not for the casual reader of World War II history.

A primary source from the principle creator and user of the panzer division.

December 20, Imprint: Guderian looked at armor from a variety of perspectives I didn’t really know what to expect from this and I was a little concerned it might be impenetrable, or at least panaer dry. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. The Fall of Denmark – part of the Bretwalda Battles series. Item s unavailable for purchase.

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His tanks were greatly successful in the invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in favour. 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 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.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. My Life with Wagner. After the war Guderian the allies failed to find any war crimes committed by Guderian. Written pre-WWII, when tanks were still very much in their infancy.

Here Guderian outlines the development of tanks and tank tactics throughout the Great War and during the interwar period. The Best Books of When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns.

If ever you find a tank parked in your driveway and suddenly develop a need to invade a small country. Cruel Seas True Combat. It is no wonder, reading through this book, that the Germany tank forces and indeed military as a whole were so successful during the opening years of the Second World War.

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Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast. Not necessarily the famous one’s but battles that slowly build up a picture of the First World War methods used by the then infant tank troops. He died in Bavaria in It is interesting reading a book about history, that is itself, history. User Review – Flag as inappropriate If only Arabs Egyptians and Syrians have read this book and Mastered the theory and practice preached in this masterpiece textbook, they wouldn’t have been humiliated by the Israelis so often.

Then, he takes us through the developments after the First World War, concentrating on how Britian, France and Russia adapted the armoured warfare concept.

One can see there the core of Guderian’s main ideas on C3, combined arms cooperation and mobility as the decisive factors in armored operations. Ever since the s the popular legend of the French Foreign Legion has been formed by P.

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I got it in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tiger Tanks at War. What struck me most about this work is that it was written in a time when tanks were, at least by some, considered secondary to infantry. Detailed accounts of most if not all WW1 tank actions are distilled into one big lesson for tank operati Hitler’s tank general documents panzsr dawn of armoured warfare.

The book is produced in the style of the original German book, even down to the small vehicle silhouettes used in the achtunh book. There are occasionally pieces which come across as flattery or self-aggrandizing possibly to make the views appeal to other armed forces who had different ideas about tanks than Guderian.