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Panzer

Niall Barr

Russell Hart

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... Read moreRead less

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.

WWII German Armed Forces in Photographs series

Format: 257 x 190mm
Extent: 176pp
Word count: 40000
Illustrations: 250 photos
ISBN: 9781782749509

Niall Barr

Russell Hart

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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