Panzer Ace Panzer Ace

Panzer Ace

The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy

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Publisher Description

A richly illustrated memoir by highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier—“recommended to anyone with an interest in the Panzerwaffe in the Second World War” (Recollections of WWII).
 
After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, Richard Freiherr von Rosen led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak Company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank.)
 
Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. Easy to read and not technical, his account adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War.
 
“The author has a fine memory and eye for detail . . . It adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated during the Second World War.”—Military Vehicles Magazine
 
“The images accompany the story well. Richard Von Rosen, wounded several times and fighting a good part of the war on the eastern front, was certainly a lucky soldier, and we are also lucky to read these pages . . . highly recommend to all fans of memories of the Second World War.”—Old Barbed Wire Blog

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2018
30 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
408
Pages
PUBLISHER
Greenhill Books
SIZE
54.4
MB

Customer Reviews

tan 6877 ,

A soldiers true account

Anyone with a view to read an account from a soldier’s perspective of conduct will appreciate this

Alexair ,

Great read

A great read, and a very lucky man to survive all that fighting. Author was horrified to learn of the holocaust; my only criticism is that he states Germany “was under threat” - thats no real excuse for invading and occupying nearly every country in Europe!

enzowilliams ,

To be recommended

Very well compiled and a good read too. I can’t comment on the facts or politics or even claimed ignorance of the times. Thankfully I wasn’t there and so am no judge. The account does add flesh and bone to the picture.
A good read whilst enduring covid isolation

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