Panzer Leader is an autobiography by Heinz Guderian. The book, written during his imprisonment by the Allies after the war, describes Guderian’s service in the. Panzer Leader has ratings and 76 reviews. Nooilforpacifists said: Fluid writer; kudos to the ing to Guderian, every decision he. —Christian Science Monitor “Panzer Leader is far better than anything yet written by a German general Guderian’s accounts of three great military operations.

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Lo que nos cuenta. In each of these, he abandoned his theories of rapid manoeuvre and was highly successful using tanks to deliver offensive sapper companies that successfully blew up the majority of gudefian Polish bunkers at Wizna.

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panzerr The Best Books of The Battle for Moscow. Anyway, while interesting in places, I would mostly recommend this to a military specialist or someone interested in studying the rise of the military mythology of the Second World War. A final interesting chapter on Guderian’s assessment of major personalities on the German side includes a lightning-bolt comment on Hitler’s lack of any real friend: About Heinz Guderian Heinz Guderian rose through the ranks of the German military to become chief of the general staff.

He was also the author of Achtung, Panzer! Gudefian 20th Century Go-N: The plans of the operation were known to the Soviet defenders, who spent months building leaderr a defense in depth to sap the strength of the attacking panzer units.

With the outer defensive belt completed by 25 November, Moscow was a fortified position which the Wehrmacht lacked the strength to take in a frontal assault either.

Panzer Leader

Hart may be far too forgiving of soldiers fighting for wicked causes. This mirrors the story of our General Patton. Dec 19, Charlie rated it really liked it. A—K ] in German. He was transferred to the reserve pool. This corps comprised a panzer division and two motorized infantry divisions.


Guderian’s corps spearheaded the drive and passed through the Ardennes and over the Meuse in three days. Kenneth John Macksey Introduction. My copy is the Ballanatine Book abridged version measuring guderrian at a mere pages. Views Read Edit View history.

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All in all, a great book for any student of military history. Still, a difficult issue. Following the completion of the campaign in Poland the armoured forces were transferred to the west to prepare for the next set of operations.

After the war he was often invited to attend meetings of British veterans’ groups, where he analyzed past battles with his old foes. At the end, he ventures a few observations on leading personalities of the Third Reich and concludes with some very brief comments.

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Panzer Leader became a bestseller within one year of its original publication in and has since been recognized as a classic account of the greatest conflict of our time. The lack of coherent maps while describing campaigns, strategies, offense etc is the only ldader why I am giving 3 stars instead of 4.

I can’t think why I have missed reading this for so long. I was surprised that the author was the architect of Germany’s armored warfare capability during WW2 think ‘Blitzkrieg’.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He later served as an advisor overseeing the establishment of the military in West Germany.

According to Guderian, every decision he made led to a brilliant breakout; any other order — especially Hitler’s — stayed his Panzers, likely at the cost of winning the war. I suggest you to read it if you really want to know what situation Hitler was in and how did Germans lose the war. Nov 02, Justas rated it it was ok.


In Achtung Panzerhe described what he believed were essential elements for a successful panzer attack: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He saw no use of Operation Valkyrie as there was no true alternative, but seemed nevertheless one of the few generals able and daring to challenge and even oppose Hitler.

I very much recommend this book. Makes one want to play Hearts of Iron 4. The role of armor was most dramatically seen with the German attack on the Western front. He believed this resulted in logistical and repair problems for German forces in the Soviet Panzdr. Wanted to buy a copy for my Kindle, but Amazon has two versions, one at panzed and one at pages.

The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck. He became the 24th recipient of the Oak Leaves to his previously-awarded Knight’s Cross guderiqn the Iron Cross on 17 July of that year after his armored spearhead captured Smolensk. Return to Book Page.

I guess the frustration of Guderian, expressed throughout the book, just builds up to the point where it becomes hard to move forward. Cover of Time Magazine 7 August

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