“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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Steal the book-cover off something else preferably something socially acceptable like the newest addition to the YA fiction craze if you’re going to read this on the bus. Hitler’s tank general documents the dawn of armoured warfare. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Jan 19, Witek rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book sums up tank use in WWI and the development of “blitzkrieg,” albeit with Guderian’s fairly biased opinions.

Essentially, a tactician’s textbook. Heinz Guderian was a pioneer in the development of armored warfare and the most important military strategist in the first half of the 20th century. The book also argues against the continued use of cavalry given the proven effectiveness of the machine gun, and advocates replacing the cavalry with mechanised infantry.

Guderian’s arguments are clear, concise, and prophetic. Tiger Tanks at War. Then he explained the idea of concentration, dealing with anti-tank defences, and tanks vs.

Written inthis book is an interesting study of “what went wrong” in World War I, which is Guderian’s focus throughout the text, as he probes different strategies that failed and succeeded.

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.


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Only real complaint is the production of the achtumg I read Cassell paperbacks. 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. First published init expounds a new kind of warfare: Books by Heinz Guderian.

First of all I cahtung admit that I love this book. The key to this book is in understanding Guderian’s broad theory: At Kobo, we schtung to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Voices from Hitlers Army. Aug 31, Ben rated it really liked it. It is interesting reading a book about history, that is itself, history. Showing of 71 reviews. Paperbackpages. This book is not for the casual reader of World War II history. The Struggle for Round Top Illustrated.

Combat in Norway and Finland. If you’re an armoured warfare buff, this is a must-read. History in an Hour.

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.

The First Eight Days. An absolutely magnificent masterpiece on early-twentith century armoured tactics and a honest account of the important battles of WWI. Retrieved from ” https: Enemy at the Gates. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Here Guderian outlines the development of tanks and tank tactics throughout the Great War and during the interwar period.

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The World’s Great Tanks: In the days to come the Goddess of Victory will bestow her laurels only on those who prepared to act with daring. The Battle of Kursk. I didn’t really know what to expect from this and I was a little concerned it might be impenetrable, or at least very dry. This website uses cookies.


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When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. His tanks were greatly successful in the invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in favour.

The commentary explains Guderian’s original aims and discusses how his theories were altered by practical events. The Second World War: The first half dragged a bit for me in places, but then I lack a comprehensive prior knowledge of the organisations of the fronts in Acchtung.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Being a history buff, I found the best parts to be the actual recounting of tank battles in WWI, how Not bad.

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It May be a bit biased in certain aspects off the period’s politics but all’ in all a must read for armor entusiasts. Finally, achung states the way he believes the next war should be fought.

The type is too small throughout the book, almost amusingly so by the time it gets to the end of chapter notes. A superb book on the development and theory of armored warfare prior to ww2.