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Michael Wittmann & the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII
     

Michael Wittmann & the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

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by Patrick Agte
 

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The story of one of the most successful and decorated tank commanders of all time. Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle.

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The story of one of the most successful and decorated tank commanders of all time. Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle.

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ISBN-13:
9780811744744
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/25/2006
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
769,568
File size:
31 MB
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Meet the Author

Patrick Agte has written a biography of another renowned tank commander, Jochen Peiper (0-921991-46-0).

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Michael Wittman and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII, Volume I 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book and volume 2 on the hope of reading about Michael Wittman, at the time of this review I had not started the second volume. The book does have a lot of information about the Tiger Aces of the Leibstandarte and their battles / triumphs but Michael Wittman has been regulated as one of the Tiger Aces. The book does give a number of mentions of him, but if you are looking for a history solely on him you are going to be disappointed, I gave the book 3 stars for that reason only, for an overall history of the Tiger Aces the book is worth 4 stars.
maksets More than 1 year ago
I read this quite a while ago but I do still remember an number of things that lead me to this rating. First, the book was total hero worship. The objectivity one finds in most military histories was absent completely. But perhaps the greatest failure is in the editing. Almost every page had at least one typo and some pages had several. There was even a complete 2 paragraph section that was cut-and-pasted into a chapter later in the book. It was such a bad read that I returned the book. Now this was in the mid 90's and so there might have been a later edition that corrected the typos and perhaps the duplication, but I would hazard a guess that the hero worship remains.