Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks That Revolutionized Warfare

Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks That Revolutionized Warfare

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by Dennis Showalter
     
 

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A fascinating account of Nazi Germany's armored forces by the author of Patton and Rommel.

Determined to secure a quick, decisive victory on the World War II battlefields, Adolf Hitler adopted an attack plan that combined tools with technique- the formidable Panzer divisions. Self-contained armored units able to operate independently, the Panzers

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A fascinating account of Nazi Germany's armored forces by the author of Patton and Rommel.

Determined to secure a quick, decisive victory on the World War II battlefields, Adolf Hitler adopted an attack plan that combined tools with technique- the formidable Panzer divisions. Self-contained armored units able to operate independently, the Panzers became the German army's fighting core as well as its moral focus, establishing an entirely new military doctrine.

In Hitler's Panzers, renowned World War II scholar Dennis Showalter presents a comprehensive and unbiased study of Nazi Germany's armored forces. By delving deeply into a detailed history of the theory, strategy, myths, and realities of Germany's technologically innovative approach to warfare, Showalter provides a look at the military lessons of the past, and a speculation on how the Panzer ethos may be implemented in the future of international conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425236895
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,074,261
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dennis Showalter is a professor of history at Colorado College, visiting professor and guest lecturer at West Point, and former president of the Society for Military History. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks That Revolutionized Warfare 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
prayerwarriorRN More than 1 year ago
Was a very revealing look at German tanks during WWI and WWII. It opened my eyes on how countries came up with overall tank devolpment. Learned about how Germany came up with ideas on how the tanks should be used and how the people on the front line actually did use the tanks. It is always nice to take an indepth look like on a paticular part of an overall army.
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Boiler More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for the tank nut in the family. It goes into good detail about why things happened.