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Panzer : The illustrated history of German armour in WWII

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German armoured forces were a key component of the Wehrmacht's Blitzkrieg ('Lightning War') tactics that quickly conquered Poland, the Low Countries and France in 1939 and 1940. Germany introduced a new style of mechanised warfare that surprised the Allies and allowed the German forces to overwhelm often numerically superior forces in France and Russia. However, as the war progressed the Allies learned how to counter the German tactics, and in the final years of the war German armour was on the defensive. Large, powerful tanks and self-propelled guns - such as the Tiger, King Tiger and Jagdtiger - became key to the defence of the Reich as the Allied armies closed on the Fatherland.
Panzer provides a full pictorial record of the German armoured forces, from the Blitzkrieg years to the last stand in Berlin. The book features key figures, such as panzer generals Hoth and Guderian, and also Panzer aces Michael Wittmann and Joachim Peiper.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 190 x 257 x 7.62mm | 526g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 250 b&w photos; 250 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749500
  • 9781782749509
  • 1,572,558

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Birth of the Panzers

Chapter 2: Poland 1939

Chapter 3: France 1940

Chapter 4: North Africa

Chapter 5: The Eastern Front 1941-42

Chapter 6: The Eastern Front 1943-44

Chapter 7: Defeat in the West I: Normandy

Chapter 8: Defeat in the West II: The Ardennes

Chapter 9: Last Stand 1945

Index
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About Niall Barr

Dr Niall Barr is a Senior Lecturer in Defence Studies at the Defence Studies Department, King's College, London, based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham. Educated at the University of St Andrews, he has previously taught at St Andrews and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Russell Hart is Professor of History at Hawai'i Pacific University. He is the author of Clash of Arms: How the Allies Won in Normandy, 1944 and Guderian: Panzer Pioneer or Mythmaker?
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