Franz Kurowski served as a reporter in the German Army during World War II and has since written over one hundred books. He lives in Germany.
Panzer Aces I: German Tank Commanders of WWIIby Franz Kurowski, David Johnston (Translator)
• Six riveting, gritty accounts of some of the greatest German tank commanders, including Michael Wittmann, Hans Bolter, Hermann Bix, and others • Timelines mark the milestones of each officer's career With speed, violence, and deadly power, heavily armored tanks spearheaded the German blitzkrieg that stormed across Europe in 1939. Tracks rattling and engines roaring, these lethal machines engaged in some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, from the beaches of Normandy and the Ardennes forest to the snow-encrusted eastern front. In this reprint of the hugely popular book, prolific author Franz Kurowski tells the action-packed stories of six of the most daring and successful officers ever to command Panzers.
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If you are the least bit interested in armored warfare then this book is a must. Panzer Aces tells the remarkable stories of some of the highest scoring tank aces of all time. The sections covering Hans Bolter (Tiger commander- 139+ tank kills) and Hermann Bix (Panther commander- 75 tank kills) are hard to beat. The detailed accounts of individual and unit actions against mostly Soviet adversaries is without rival. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to gain a better picture of the daily actions and dangers associated with armored warfare inside a tank.
This is a book that is not all good or all bad it is a book that lets you know what it ment to fight as the commander of a tank with your crew. It shows a love and dedication to country and commitment to the welfare of it,s crew.
What did the Tiger tank ask his commander to do? ANSWER: Can you clean my kitty litter?