“Heinz Guderian’s most famous book is really about armored fighting vehicles, but its enduring value comes from its an looked at armor from a. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. Read “Achtung Panzer!” by Heinz Guderian with Rakuten Kobo. This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding.

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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. A solid primary source for those interested in learning about the pre-WWII evolution of German armoured theory. Born inHeinz Guderian served in World War One, came to Hitler’s attention inwas made corps commander of Panzer troops and promoted to General in Only real complaint is the production of the edition I read Cassell paperbacks.

This book also include several interesting tables such as technical specification of ww1 and interwar period tank and world production share of motor vehicles. Written between the wars, this is Guderian’s account of the development of German armored tactics which would later be labeled as “Blitzkreig” For the more serious WWII scholar, Guderian’s book is essential reading that should sit beside Rommel’s “Infantry Attacks”.

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. This book is a short but thoughtful book. The Second World War: Looking for beautiful books?

There are chapters on the organisation of German panzer units and how they fit in with other arms to work together and achieve objectives.

Sep 06, Keith Gerrard rated it really liked it. 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.

Achtung-Panzer!: The Development of Armoured Forces, Their Tactics and Operational Potential

An absolutely magnificent masterpiece on early-twentith century armoured tactics and a honest account of the important battles of WWI.


It is no wonder, reading through this book, that the Germany tank forces and indeed military as a whole were so successful during the opening years of the Second World War.

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After the war Guderian played the book and his own role up a little bit but he was undoubtedly an important player in the development of Germany’s Panzer Forces. In his book the organizer of the German armored forces told his future foes: Return to Book Page. However, whenthe Russian invasion failed in the winter ofGuderian was forced to resign, not to regain his position untilwhen the war was all but lost.

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Then he explained the idea of concentration, dealing with anti-tank defences, and tanks vs.

Open Preview See a Problem? This first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war – has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris. Chi pazner i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

The key guxerian this book is in understanding Guderian’s broad theory: A solid primary source for those interested in learning vuderian the pre-WWII evolution of German armoured theory. Create An Account Why Join? The type is too small throughout the book, almost amusingly so by the time it gets to the end of chapter notes. Guderian is considered to be the brain behind the Blitzkrieg strategy and one of the leading tank warfare tacticians.

Guderian concludes by promoting the further development of the German tank force and providing suggestions concerning the future application of tanks and their relationship with other arms. Not supermen, but debauched criminals.

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It was never properly studied by the French or the English general staff, both of whom helped introduced the tank. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. And these first tanks were slow, prone to mechanical failure, and difficult to handle over rough terrain. Battle for Berlin True Combat. May 23, Olethros rated it really liked it. 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.


Heinz Guderian was a pioneer in the development of armored warfare and the most important military strategist in the first half of the 20th century.

Published just before the second world war, this exceptional book is Heinz Guderian’s play book for armoured warfare. Then it follows up with how the Allies improved things after Germany wasn’t allowed to make its own following the Versailles Treaty. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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Very interesting book on the origins of armoured guderiann and the use of armor as a standalone force. May 30, rafolas rated it really liked it. How to write a great review. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Books with missing guderiaj All stub articles.

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Please review your cart. Being a history buff, I found the best parts to be the actual recounting of tank battles in WWI, how Not bad.