• £2.99

Publisher Description

Heinz Guderian - master of the Blitzkrieg and father of modern tank warfare - commanded the German XIX Army Corps as it rampaged across Poland in 1939.

Personally leading the devastating attack which traversed the Ardennes Forest and broke through French lines, he was at the forefront of the race to the Channel coast. Only Hitler's personal command to halt prevented Guderian's tanks and troops turning Dunkirk into an Allied bloodbath.

Later commanding Panzergruppe 2 in Operation Barbarossa, Guderian's armoured spearhead took Smolensk after fierce fighting and was poised to launch the final assault on Moscow when he was ordered south to Kiev. In the battle that followed, he helped encircle and capture over 600,000 Soviet troops after days of combat in the most terrible conditions.

Panzer Leader is a searing firsthand account of the most effective fighting force in modern history by the man who commanded it.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2009
August 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
72
MB

Customer Reviews

Fazzertron ,

So good

Amazing book!

Stewapau ,

Good insights to the character if that era

Remarkably detailed in the troop movements on a daily basis-probably too much so to make it a riveting read. However, the stories around those facts concerning the german high command make it worthwhile. You leave amazed at how it all continued through the force of one sick (physically and mentally) individual.

More Books by Heinz Guderian