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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Blitzkrieg w Polsce wrzesien The Battle for Moscow. A—K ] in German.

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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. Later on, Guderian gets a bit self-serving, and especially self-righteous.

The pace of the writing is much faster than his other work, ‘Achtung – Panzer! Pannzer Achtung Panzerhe described what he believed were essential elements for a successful panzer attack: I find myself deeply admiring this man and his efforts to advocate for his nation’s military betterment.

And still there is more space ahead and more Russians, eventually with T34 tanks that outclass anything the Germans have at the time.

Dec 19, Charlie rated it really liked it.

In saying that, the above should not detract from what is a valuable piece of both military and political history. An early pioneer and advocate of the ” blitzkrieg ” lightning war doctrine, he successfully led Panzer armoured units during the Invasion of Polandthe Battle of France including the Low Countriesand Operation Barbarossathe invasion of the Soviet Union.


Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian

Quite possibly the best book on WW2 I have read. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Gucerian.

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 books this month on 3 most famous Germany’s generals in WWII.

As some have already pointed out, this is not a cowboy action book like a “D-Day” or “Bridge too far”.

This method was used in the German Spring Offensivebut the German forces lacked the mobility to exploit breakthroughs and achieve deep penetrations of the enemy defenses.

On the question of ethics and morals, Guderian does little to explain why he served such a barbaric regime, using the shield of duty and the Prussian mindset to explain away his committed service. I had to “keep at it” a bit Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In Guderian was promoted to major and transferred to the command of Army transport and motorized tactics in Berlin.

He was then appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Army in Julybut this was largely a symbolic role since Hitler had effectively become his own Chief of Staff. But the original is still the greatest! What better lessons than from the master himself? A bit on the dry side, but an invaluable perspective. A fair and insightful look at the disconnect between the life and actions of one that is entrusted to fight the w Well written autobiography of General Heinz Guderian, particularly from the development of the Panzer tank forces prior to WWII, their use in Poland, France and Russia, and the subsequent defeat of those forces at the end of the war.


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Guderian’s corps spearheaded the drive and passed through the Ardennes guderiqn over the Meuse in three days.

Panzer Leader

FullerGiffard Martel and B. The four light divisions had proved to have inadequate firepower, and they were brought up to strength to full panzer divisions, one of which was given to Erwin Rommel. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He remained as a prisoner of war in U.

F—H ] in German. In Mayhe commanded the Panzer divisions that overwhelmed the French defences at Sedan, Franceguderiaj to the surrender of France a month later. Some of these trial maneuveres were conducted in the Soviet Union.