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Mechanized Juggernaut or Military Anachronism?: Horses and the German Army of World War II
An unusual, myth-busting approach to the German Army in World War II Shows how horses were employed and how Germany acquired many of its horses from conquered countries One of the great misconceptions about World War II is the notion that the German Army was a marvel of mechanical efficiency, combining lightning speed with awesome military power. However, despite the frigh ...more
Paperback, 173 pages
Published August 4th 2008 by Stackpole Books
(first published 1991)
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More a long essay than a book, never-the-less this look at the real motive power of the German Army in WWII is fascinating. The final chapter and Conclusion are well worth the time for any serious student of military history as the author examines why the myth of the Panzer arose when there were so many horses deployed by the Germans. A good bit of the myth is due to films produced during the war as so many of those depicted action in North Africa where both sides were mechanized with little or ...more