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Panzer Tactics: German Small-Unit Armor Tactics in World War II

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Ultimate inside view of the blitzkrieg in World War IIDiagrams, maps, and schematics illustrate key principlesHundreds of rare photos show Panzers and crews in actionWolfgang Schneider has written the definitive account of German small-unit armor tactics. Using period training manuals, after-action reports, countless interviews with Panzer veterans, and his own experiences ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 15th 2005 by Stackpole Books (first published 2000)
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Steven Peterson
Apr 21, 2011 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
What an exotic work! The focus? German small-unit armor tactics in World War II (the book's subtitle, as a matter of fact). One odd thing: The book also discusses Post World War-II small unit tank tactics, which seems a bit out of place.

The author notes the aim of the book (Page vi): ". . .I intend to make clear how the German fundamentals of employing armor formations differ from those of other nations even to the present day."

The volume is filled with photographs of German armor; a huge percen
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J.G. Cully
Apr 23, 2015 J.G. Cully rated it it was amazing
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Panzer Tactics is a unique book in my collection. It is a large paperback packed with not just detailed examination and explanation of Panzer tactics in World War 2, but also extensive photographs from the time, including everything from actual battle photos to routine maintenance. If you want to know just how the German armoured units operated in World War 2, this is definitely the best book for it, written by a leading light on the matter.
Richard
Dec 01, 2011 Richard rated it really liked it
How the Panzers functioned in WWII. Excellent tips for wargaming—if they can be used at the game’s scale. Very interesting.
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Dec 12, 2010 Steven added it
Great read. Author describe how the machines were utilized to their maximum potential.
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Wolfgang Schneider ist Oberst a.D. der Bundeswehr (Panzertruppe) und Militärhistoriker.

Wolfgang Schneider is an officer of the German Bundeswehr (armored force) and military historian.
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