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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Still, the narrative could get bogged down when a paragraph after paragraph gurerian the movement or location of certain formations e. Guderian, who was fluent in both English and French, studied the works of British maneuver warfare theorists J.

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And still there is more space ahead and more Russians, eventually with T34 tanks that outclass anything the Germans have at the time. Great work from a military legend A good read for all history lovers. The character sketches of Hitler and his cabinet were very informative, though it was interesting to see the efforts Guderian makes to distance both the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS from the atrocities of the Holocaust, instead laying the blame on Party functionaries and rogue units.

This book i Heavy duty tactical stuff: It was interesting to see the devolvement of Hitler through the book from an energetic ideolog to a stooped, trembling, raving tyrant.

Zimmer, Phil October This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat The Panzer divisions sliced deep into the allied defenses, creating havoc. Jul 10, Michael rated it really liked it. Much detail is provided and see Manstein’s book on the same subject, “Lost Victories”. Chiefs of the German General Staff of the Wehrmacht. 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 leadsr 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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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. In the face of the Soviet counter-offensive, Guderian was not allowed to pull his forces back but instead was ordered to “stand fast”, keeping them all in their current positions. Thanks for telling us about the problem. More interesting are interactions between top military and political figures oeader Nazi Germany, sadly they comprise only a very small part of the book.

War novelBiography. In short, this is a book of its times, and has to be read critically, in light of other knowledge today. At the end, he ventures a few observations on leading personalities of the Third Reich and concludes with some panze brief comments.

Well written autobiography of General Heinz Guderian, guderisn 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. The Best Books of Jan 11, David Watts rated it it was amazing Shelves: What I wrote below remains pahzer however, I am struck by the relationships among senior military and civilian leadership and insight this provides into the period.


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It then considers his role in the development of German armor and the consequent doctrines of warfare based on the use of armor. This allowed forward control of the division, which was critical to mobile warfare.

Here was a dedicated General fighting for his country, but being overruled by a tyrant who thought he was a brilliant leader. In addition to providing a rare inside look at key members of the Guderizn party, Guderian reveals in detail how he developed the Panzer tank forces and orchestrated their various campaigns, from the breakthrough at Sedan to his drive to the Channel coast that virtually decided the Battle of France.

I personally though the author was trying in many respects to justify himself and his actions during and fate the campaign Oct 10, Pieter rated it it was amazing Shelves: But Guderian repeats, over and over, about the orders he did NOT pass to the troops: Still, a difficult issue. I guess that could have been remedied by better maps Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it really liked it.

What better lessons than from the master himself?