Panzers in the Sand: The History of Panzer-Regiment 5, Volume 1: 1935-1941 by Bernd Hartmann, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Panzers in the Sand: The History of Panzer-Regiment 5, Volume 1: 1935-1941

Panzers in the Sand: The History of Panzer-Regiment 5, Volume 1: 1935-1941

by Bernd Hartmann
     
 

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In September 1939, the tanks of Panzer-Regiment 5 swept into Poland, a devastating part of the German blitzkrieg that opened World War II with a terrifying display of military force. The following spring, the regiment rumbled across France, again showing the destructive power of the panzer. But the unit's greatest fame would come in the North African desert, where

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In September 1939, the tanks of Panzer-Regiment 5 swept into Poland, a devastating part of the German blitzkrieg that opened World War II with a terrifying display of military force. The following spring, the regiment rumbled across France, again showing the destructive power of the panzer. But the unit's greatest fame would come in the North African desert, where Panzer-Regiment 5 joined Erwin Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps as it battled the British back and forth beneath the scorching sun of Libya and Egypt.Combat history of a renowned German tank regiment in World War II Covers the unit's formation, its campaigns in Poland and France, and its first months with the Afrika Korps Firsthand accounts from tank commanders and crews with hundreds of photographs, many of them not available anywhere else

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"A cracking read -- a mixture of good old-fashioned military history, personal anecdotes and technical information"
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"A cracking read -- a mixture of good old-fashioned military history, personal anecdotes and technical information"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811707237
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
840,392
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Bernd Hartmann served with Panzer-Regiment 5 throughout World War II. He lives in Germany.

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