Achtung Panzer! (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: Heinz Guderian ; ; Theory of warfare & military science, Warfare & defence, Social sciences. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals.

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Achtung Panzer! by Heinz Guderian – Books – Hachette Australia

Guderian was ahead of all the leading foreign military “armoured specialists”, in the way armour was to be employed in the field, and went on to prove it in Germany’s early successes of the war. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns.

When he published his views in the book became a bestseller and yet few of the readers appreciated that the words would become the battle doctrine for Hitler’s Panzer as they swept across Europe in the following five years. 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.

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The text is certainly phrophetic with the rise of armoured vehicles’ importance in modern warfare with their emphasis on speed, armour, and radios communication and coordinationwhich is quite the leap from trenches and fixed artillery positions from years before. 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.

If you do, then this might interest you. How major general Heinz Guderian used the German Panzer. However, enthusiasts should take note that much of the book centres on Guderian’s analysis of Allied tank usage during the Great War, so be prepared for an historical lesson within an historical lesson.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was inside the mind of a genious. First of all I will admit that I love this book. By Tank into Normandy Stuart Hills.

Cookies are little nuggets of information that web servers store on your computer to make it easier for them to keep track of your browsing session. Steal the book-cover off something else preferably something socially acceptable like the new A solid primary source for those interested in learning about the pre-WWII evolution of German armoured theory. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. After the war Guderian the allies failed to find any war crimes committed by Guderian.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. It May be a bit biased in certain aspects off the period’s politics but all’ in all a must read for armor entusiasts.

He in the text he first of all goes into exact detail on a number of battles from the First World War. The theories of Heinz Guderain, substantially evolved from the British and French experiences from World War I, were considered revolutionary, even foolhardy.

But, not only that, he discusses the change from the tank being an infantry support vehicle to being its own separate divisional unit. Close cookie policy overlay. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication.

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The author lays out the problem and provides his insight in resolving the mistakes of the past. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Want to Read saving…. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns.

Guide To Better Acol Bridge. Then, he takes us through the developments after the First World War, concentrating on how Britian, France and Russia adapted the armoured warfare concept.


Adhtung accounts of most if not all WW1 tank actions are distilled into one big lesson for tank operations – tanks must attack en-masse with surprise, and must be supported by motorised troops if any gains are to be held.

Dec 29, Jason rated it really liked it. 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. A must read textbook for the practitioner of armored warfare.

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Guderian is considered to be the brain behind the Blitzkrieg strategy and one of the leading tank warfare tacticians. The key to this book is in understanding Guderian’s broad theory: As far as I know, that is. Dec 23, Alex Ott rated it really liked it. Home Paner Us Help Free delivery worldwide. All in all the book can be dry at moments and don’t expect any epic story-telling, but it is still one of my favorite books. Ill Met By Moonlight W. For military buff’s, this is a must read and exceptionally well translated.

Other editions – View all Achtung Panzer! Second part of the book provides some details about building the new army after WWI, and thoughts about future operations.

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Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Historians interested in primary documentation of critical theory. Description This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. His tanks were greatly successful in vuderian invasions of Poland and France and, perceived as pro-Nazi, Guderian was much in favour.