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Death of the Leaping Horseman: The 24th Panzer Division in Stalingrad (Revised)
Revised edition of a rare account of a German armored division in combat at the epic Battle of Stalingrad.Day-by-day story of the 24th Panzer Division's savage fighting in the streets of Stalingrad in 1942Eyewitness accounts from participants reveal the brutality of this battlePhotos from official archives, private collections, and veterans--most of them never seen beforeU ...more
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Tradeselect
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Great book with plenty of facts and images that put you in the experience. The only issue I had with it was it was a little too... German. What I mean is after a while the format repeats itself over and over, on this day the division did this, we attacked that, we captured x guns, destroyed y tanks, 5 officers were killed here are their names etc. So it gives you a real feel for the day to day pace and issues of the division. It does stop and explain and give background on several officers and m ...more
This is a divisonal war diary. As such it lacks a narrative of the context in which the events recorded are occurring and finishes somewhat abruptly. However, for what it is it is very7 well put together. Great maps and pictures etc.