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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They were unable to sustain the impetus of the initial attack, and ultimately they failed to gain decisive results.
Hitler disagreed, and when the advance began to panzwr rolled-back, sacked Guderian in retribution for…cold and comparatively crappy tanks. In these pages, the outspoken general shares his candid point of view on what would have led Germany to victory, and what ensured that it didn’t.
Blitzkrieg w Polsce wrzesien 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 ci 2 of 3 leadet this month on 3 most famous Germany’s generals in WWII.
F Brown rated it it was amazing. Guderian led his corps in the Battle of Wizna and the Battle of Kobryn. Want to Read saving…. I contrast his accounts of the invasion of France with accounts by American armored units in the invasion of Iraq Cobra II and find an amazing resonance. Review quote psnzer is no soberer and better story of how and why the Wehrmacht failed in Russia Heinz Wilhelm Guderian German: Guderian wrote many papers on mechanized warfare during this period.
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This article about a nonfiction book on World War II is a stub. I guess that could have been remedied by better maps One of the things that surprised me when I read this book was that General Guderian had a very dry sense of humor.
But the original is still the greatest! May 18, Joshua Wojtowicz rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. Only Hitler’s foolish calling off the army at Dunkirk allowed the English to rescue substantial elements of its ground forces. This placed Guderian at the center of German development of armoured forces.
Though at one point, he wonders just how anyone expected to beat England without an aircraft carrier. Nov 20, R.
The book, written during his imprisonment by the Allies after the war, describes Guderian’s service in the Panzer arm of the Heer before and during World War II. What I wrote below remains true; however, I am struck by the relationships among senior military and civilian leadership and insight this provides into the period.
The operation violated two of the three tenets for successful tank operations that Guderian had laid out in Achtung — Panzer! Early inGuderian was selected as one of the four thousand officers to continue on in military service for the reduced size German army, the Reichswehr.
He did so on numerous occasions, too. I’m also struck by Guderian’s candor regarding his obvious political divergence from the nazi political viewpoint despite his continued service. War novelBiography. The second is a particularly dull read because the parties involved are dead, and few care.
When should a military recoil from the madness of a leader like Hitler? The same holds for the panzers and troops halting at Dunkirk letting the British army slip away.
Truly a missed opportunity. 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.
It then considers his role in the development of German armor and the consequent doctrines of warfare based on the use of armor. For his criticisms of Hitler pretty courageous of Guderianhe was relieved–only to come back later as, of all things, Chief of the German General Staff. More interesting are interactions between top military and political figures of Nazi Germany, sadly they comprise only a very small part of the book.