Author: Lee Archer
10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Heinz Guderian, Panzer Leader (New
York: Ballantine Books, Inc., 1968), pp. ... Repairing the Panzers: German Tank
Maintenance in World War 2, Volume 2 (Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2011), pp.
Author: Robert Forczyk
Publisher: Pen and Sword
By 1943, after the catastrophic German defeat at Stalingrad, the Wehmachts panzer armies gradually lost the initiative on the Eastern Front. The tide of the war had turned. Their combined arms technique, which had swept Soviet forces before it during 1941 and 1942, had lost its edge. Thereafter the war on the Eastern Front was dominated by tank-led offensives and, as Robert Forczyk shows, the Red Armys mechanized forces gained the upper hand, delivering a sequence of powerful blows that shattered one German defensive line after another. His incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tank tactics and weaponry during this period of growing Soviet dominance. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armoured warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. This major study of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.
Author: Rudolf Lehmann
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Wolfersheim: Podzun-Pallas, 2004. Fletcher, David. Crusader Cruiser Tank 1939
–1945. New Vanguard 14. ... Friedli, Lukas. Repairing the Panzers: German Tank
Maintenance in World War 2. 2 vols. Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2010–2011.
Author: Steven Zaloga
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Armor expert Zaloga enters the battle over the best tanks of World War II with this heavy-caliber blast of a book armed with more than forty years of research. • Provocative but fact-based rankings of the tanks that fought the Second World War • Breaks the war into eight periods and declares Tanker's Choice and Commander's Choice for each • Champions include the German Panzer IV and Tiger, Soviet T-34, American Pershing, and a few surprises • Compares tanks' firepower, armor protection, and mobility as well as dependability, affordability, tactics, training, and overall combat performance • Relies on extensive documentation from archives, government studies, and published sources—much of which has never been published in English before • Supported by dozens of charts and diagrams and hundreds of photos
2: The Leibstandarte during the Ardennes Offensive (Panzerwrecks, 2012)
Hadden, Alexander H., Not Me! The World War II ... History, Vol. 14/1 (March
1981) Hewitt, Robert L., Workhorse of the Western Front: The Story
Author: Peter Caddick-Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Provides an in-depth history of the Battle of the Bulge, arguing that the German offensive was set to fail from its launch and precipitated Germany's defeat.
2 (Monroe, NY: Panzerwrecks, 2011), p. 127. 3 Zaloga and Madej, The Polish
Campaign, p. 156. 4 Friedli, 5 Cynk, p. 89. ... 14 Emmanuel Kreike (ed.), Corrupt
Histories (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2004), p. 115. 15 Evans, pp.
Author: Robert Forczyk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The German invasion of Poland on 1 September, 1939, designated as Fall Weiss (Case White), was the event that sparked the outbreak of World War II in Europe. The campaign has widely been described as a textbook example of Blitzkrieg, but it was actually a fairly conventional campaign as the Wehrmacht was still learning how to use its new Panzers and dive-bombers. The Polish military is often misrepresented as hopelessly obsolete and outclassed by the Wehrmacht, when in fact it was well-equipped with modern weapons and armour. Indeed, the Polish possessed more tanks than the British and had cracked the German Enigma machine cipher. Though the combined assault from Germany and the Soviet Union defeated Poland, it could not crush the Polish fighting spirit and thousands of soldiers and airmen escaped to fight on other fronts. The result of Case White was a brutal occupation, as Polish Slavs found themselves marginalized and later eliminated, paving the way for Hitler's vision of Lebensraum (living space) and his later betrayal and invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Using a wide array of sources, Robert Forczyk challenges the myths of Case White to tell the full story of the invasion that sparked history's greatest conflict.