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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Quotes from Panzer Leader. The result would be a significant weakening of German panzer forces, forces that Guderian had been trying to rebuild.

Heavy duty tactical stuff: The best part of the book though, IMHO, was when the author a few years after the war since he was lucky enough to be fired by Hilter for the last time, just shortly before the fall of Berlin provide his assessment on Hilter himself and the “inner circle”.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x He later served as an advisor overseeing the establishment of the military in West Germany. When should a military recoil from the madness of a leader like Hitler? Instead, it is a detailed account covering the formation of german tank forces, key battles and an exhaustive analysis of the russian campaign.

Feb 24, R. The role of armor was most dramatically seen with the German attack on the Western front. See 2 questions about Panzer Leader…. I am also entertained by his comments on Churchhill. He did so on numerous occasions, too.

Guderian and the other generals were shocked by Hitler’s decision to attach Russia. His guidance of the panzer formations earned him the nickname “Der schnelle Heinz” Fast Heinz.

Wanted to buy a copy for my Kindle, but Amazon has two versions, one at pages and one at pages. Great work from a military legend A good read for all history lovers.

Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian

Panzer-Armee 5 October — 25 December No doubt his battles are still studied in military academies around the word today. A sidelight to the story are the snippets here and there where Guderian defends himself from post-war accusations by other German officers. The four light divisions had proved to have inadequate firepower, and they were brought up to strength to guderain panzer divisions, one of which was given to Erwin Rommel.


Heck, to go further with that pannzer, I would willingly pay for an animated representation of the movement as described in the book, particularly those that were under Guderian’s direct command Poland, France and the early parts of the Ostfront.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The book continues with leadet interesting short section, seemingly based partly on post-war writings, about Hitler’s meddling in tank and armor design.

The translation in the Ballantine abridged edition reads smoothly. Jun 19, Dave Cheeney rated it really liked it. Great memoir The parts in the Russia campaign are a little dry.

Great insight into working of German high command during WW 2. Return to Book Page.

Heinz Guderian

This article about a non-fiction book on German history is a stub. In October he was made commander of the newly created 2nd Panzer Division one of three. This allowed forward control of the division, which was critical to mobile warfare.

Operation Citadelthe last major German offensive operation in the east, was an attempt by the German army to regain the initiative.

Guderian developed and advocated the strategy of concentrating panzer “armored” formations at the point of attack the Schwerpunkt and deep penetration. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing German-language text All stub articles.

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And both reveal little perspective by the two fighting generals of their role in the misery created by the Third Reich. And still there is more space ahead and more Russians, eventually with T34 tanks that outclass anything the Germans have at the time. Guderian was opposed by a number of officers in the Wehrmacht who did not want to see the scope of their own power and influence curtailed. Jul 10, Michael rated it really liked it. At the end, he ventures a few observations on leading personalities of the Third Reich and concludes with some very brief comments.


Still, a difficult issue. Knight’s Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients — Heinz Wilhelm Guderian German: It reviewed the state of armoured development in the European nations and Soviet Russia, and presented Guderian’s theories on the effective use of armoured formations and combined-arms warfare ideas of other general staff officers. Best ww2 book I’ve read so far. In short, this is a book of its times, and has to be read critically, in light of other knowledge today.

Jan 11, David Watts rated it it was amazing Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: Aug 16, James rated it really liked it. May 22, Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Cities, rail centres and road junctions are taken one aft The book offers enough close-up glimpses of the Second World War at the highest levels to rate four stars, but it’s dragged down somewhat by a nearly endless blizzard of place names and divisional and corps numbers.

I guess the frustration of Guderian, expressed throughout the book, just builds up to the point where it becomes hard to move forward. He was assigned to serve on the staff of the central command of the Eastern Frontier Guard Service.

Media from Commons Quotations from Wikiquote. Faced with orders from nervous superiors to halt on one occasion, he pabzer to continue his advance by stating he was performing a “reconnaissance in force”, but the German High Command ultimately denied him the authority to attack the Allied forces encircled in the pocket at Dunkirk.

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