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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It was very exciting to read the memories of this great soldier. It then considers his role in the development of German armor and the consequent doctrines of warfare based on the use panzeg armor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This article about a biographical or autobiographical book on military personalities is a stub. 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”. I suggest you to read it if you really want to know what situation Hitler was in and how did Germans lose the war. This book is not for casual WW2 readers – you need to be passionate about WW2 to appreciate this book.

His awareness of other writers contemporary to his subject, and his habit of commentary on their views, provides a great contrast to more familiar narratives from the Allied perspective.


This article about a non-fiction book on German history is a stub. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Meanwhile, Guderian decries actions Nazis took in defiance of “our Christian religion.

Operation Citadelthe last major German offensive operation in the east, was an attempt by the German army to regain the initiative. He later served as an advisor overseeing the establishment of the military in West Germany. The Iron Division waged a ruthless campaign in Lithuania and pushed into Latvia ; however, traditional German anti-Slavic attitudes prevented the division’s full cooperation with the White Russian and Baltic forces opposing the Bolsheviks.

It’s a literate book, though his hand-drawn sketches of each section of each battle are near incomprehensible. Aug 13, Jacob rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He’s explaining things in ways that no other general ever could. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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The Russian-German Conflict Views Read Edit View history. He showed great political astuteness in the battle of Kobryn by passing the initiative to the Soviets. It went on for a week before Soviet pressures on the Orel salient to the north and the necessity to respond to the allied invasion of Sicily resulted in the operation being halted.

He is regarded as the chief leadet of Germany’s panzer divisions.

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. Liddell Hart Foreword by. Rommel, Erwin []. After the defeat at Stalingrad in earlyHitler appointed him to a new position, rebuilding the Panzer forcesbut he bickered with many other generals, who managed to get his duties re-allocated.


When should a military recoil from the madness of a leader like Hitler?

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Still, a difficult ppanzer. In short, this is a book of its times, and has to be read critically, in light of other knowledge today. Media from Commons Quotations from Wikiquote. 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.

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More interesting are interactions between top military and political figures of Nazi Germany, sadly they comprise only a leeader small part of the book. So familiar and yet so far from the view civilians have of the operation within a chain of command. Koch, review Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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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. Guderian died in Best ww2 book I’ve read so far.