Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front


  • Vivid narrative of tank combat on the brutal Eastern Front during World War II
  • Describes clashes between German Tigers and Soviet T-34s
  • Covers the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Stalingrad, Kursk, and more
  • Contains numerous firsthand accounts
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  • Vivid narrative of tank combat on the brutal Eastern Front during World War II
  • Describes clashes between German Tigers and Soviet T-34s
  • Covers the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Stalingrad, Kursk, and more
  • Contains numerous firsthand accounts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811710794
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 971,388
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Schaufler lives in Germany
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1

Thoughts of a General at the Beginning of the War with Russia 1

The First Step on a Long Journey 5

The Leap across the Bug 11

The Tank Engagement at Raziechow 14

Chapter 2

The Assault of the 4. Panzer-Division from Gluchow to Orel 31

The Duel along the Krassnaja Metscha 43

Every Man for Himself 46

Knocked Out at Fifty Below 51

Chapter 3

When Ivan Came Out of the Cold 61

The Wolves Are Coming: A Portrait of Russia in Winter 64

The Major Setback: Advance to Sixty Kilometers South of Moscow 69

Attacking Chatkowo in Ice and Snow 80

Chapter 4

Tracks in the Snow: A Story of an Unforgettable Encounter 99

With the 9. Panzer-Division on the Central Front 103

Chapter 5

A Glance Back in Poetry 135

The Final Fighting of the 16. Panzer-Division in the Stalingrad Pocket 140

Chapter 6

Hannes, a Driver 165

Partisans: A Story of Coexistence 167

The Unlucky Ones: An Inglorious Tank Story 171

Operation Citadel as Experienced from Hill 238.1 175

Chapter 7

Encircled 187

With the 4. Panzer-Division from the Oka to the Beresina 191

Chapter 8

Egg Diving at Slonim 223

A Short Love Story 225

Wounded in Rutland 227

Dangerous "Sleepwalking" in Kurland 230

Chapter 9

Tank Attack on Blondmin 239

A Lot of Luck and a Jagdpanther 244

Chapter 10

Alpine Rose, Over! 251

Chapter 11

Write Your Wills, Comrades! 263

The Boulder 266

Chapter 12

Danzig 273

Chapter 13

The General 283

The Withdrawal from Danzig 286

Babylon in the Vistula Lowlands 289

Chapter 14

Race to the Water 295

When All Hope Died 299

A Trip into the Past 303

Appendix A Rank Table 321

Appendix B 4. Panzer-Division Order of Battle 323

Appendix C 9. Panzer-Division Order of Battle 327

Appendix D 11. Panzer-Division Order of Battle 331

Appendix E 16. Panzer-Division Order of Battle 335

Appendix F 18. Panzer-Division Order of Battle 339

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