Achtung Panzer! (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: Heinz Guderian ; ; Theory of warfare & military science, Warfare & defence, Social sciences. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals.

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First published init expounds a new kind of warfare: Books Heinz Guderian Achtung Panzer! Heinz Guderian Write Review Rated 0. The many photographs included in the German edition are included, as are the excellent maps and, perhaps best of all, the little silhouettes used “Heinz Guderian’s most famous book is really about armored fighting vehicles, but its enduring value comes from its approach I did not spot any major flaw in translation.

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I got it in high school and thoroughly enjoyed it. His tanks were greatly successful in the invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in favour.

Were they prepared or did they wait to be confronted and then try to solve the puzzle. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The original maps have been reproduced, but, while these may have been a paragon of clarity in their time, would benefit from being re-drawn as finer vector line art — at present they appear dense and confusing with a great density of lines and labels in a small space.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, when the Russian invasion failed in the winter ofGuderian was forced to resign, not to regain his position untilwhen the war was all but lost. Quite good – detailed description of tank’s history, and operations during WWI. Then, he takes us through the developments after the First World War, concentrating on how Britian, France and Russia adapted the armoured warfare concept.


I had a good amount of ” of course that’s the way it should work! Dec 29, Jason rated it really liked it. When distilled down to its most basic components, Guderian was an innovator in the application of a relatively new technology though we tend not to view these things through that lens.

This article about a book on military history is a stub. Published just before the second world war, this exceptional book is Heinz Guderian’s play book for armoured warfare.

When I finished reading I wondered if the enemy ever read the book. This first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war – has an gudetian and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris. This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals.

Guderian’s treatise on the importance of tank development, and on modern mechanized technology, shows exactly why the Germans dominated land warfare in the early stage of the fighting. When the Germ An excellent history and study of early tank warfare. There are chapters on the organisation of German panzer units and how they fit in with other arms to work together and achieve objectives. Quite possibly the seminal book in 20th Century War Studies because out of it came the then-most fearful war machine in the history of the world.

Excellent introduction and notes in the English translation. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

Achtung Panzer!

Feb 27, Sir Erwin Knights Templar rated it it was amazing. The text is certainly phrophetic with the rise of armoured vehicles’ importance in modern warfare with their emphasis on speed, armour, and radios communication and coordinationwhich is quite the leap from trenches and fixed artillery achtug from years before. The Best Books of Written in a straightforward manner, which may be how Guderian did it originally, or extra work on the part of the translator.


The commentary explains Guderian’s original aims and discusses how his theories were altered by practical events. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. gudrrian

It was never properly studied by the French or the English general staff, both of whom helped introduced the tank. Paperbackpages. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years buderian the Second World War.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. What struck me most about this work is that it was written in a time when tanks were, at least by some, considered secondary to infantry. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns.

The Ludendorff Offensive represented a paradigm shift in war-fighting, and helped shape Guderian’s views on the importance of armor, maneuver warfare, adaptability and initiative. Not necessarily the famous one’s but battles that slowly build up a picture of the First World War methods used by the then infant tank troops.

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