Achtung Panzer! (Paperback, New Ed) / Author: Heinz Guderian ; ; Theory of warfare & military science, Warfare & defence, Social sciences. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler s most able generals.

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A very, very interesting read.

May 23, Olethros rated it really liked it. The book is produced in the style of the original German book, even down to the small vehicle silhouettes used in the earlier book. The Best Books of Lists with This Book. Published just before the second world war, this exceptional book is Heinz Guderian’s play book for armoured warfare.

When distilled down to its most basic components, Guderian was an innovator in the application of a relatively new technology though we tend not to view these things through that lens. Born inHeinz Guderian served in World War One, came to Hitler’s attention inwas made corps commander of Panzer troops and promoted to General in Cully rated it it was amazing Shelves: Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast.

Review Text A rare, enlightening account by an outstanding soldier reveals his thoughts and theories on armored warfare and motorized land battle–which he then put in action to devastating effect during World War Two. This was a very good book about first, the development of the tank and then its use in the world wars.

When the Germ An excellent history and study of early tank warfare. For military buff’s, this is a must read and exceptionally well translated.

However, when the Russian invasion failed in the winter ofGuderian was forced to resign, not to regain his position untilguuderian the war was all but lost. Being a history buff, I found the best parts to be the actual recounting of tank battles in WWI, how Not bad. Achtun This is an English translation of the strategic study of tank warfare by one of its leading exponents.


Aug 31, Ben rated it really liked it. I would also recommend Panzer Qchtung Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The first half dragged a bit for me in places, but then I lack a comprehensive prior knowledge of the organisations of the fronts in WW1.

Steal the book-cover off something else preferably something socially acceptable like the newest addition to the YA fiction craze if you’re going to read this on the bus.

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Starts with a look at how the tank evolved, based on his own experiences in WWI. Dec 29, Jason rated it really liked it.

Download Image Download Image. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. His insights were proved very soon after this book was published- and when german tanks overran Poland, France, and a big chunk of USSR, Germany had mainly Guderian to thank for it.

Heibz see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, vuderian pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War.

It’s perhaps the last 4th of the book that contains the more straightforward discussion of what is needed to create such a force and how to employ it using surprise and terrain, and deploying the force ‘en masse’ at a decisive point, hsinz his insistence on the use of radios, being the most memorable ones for me. Books Heinz Guderian Achtung Panzer!

Reach for the Sky Paul Brickhill. User Review – Flag as inappropriate If only Arabs Egyptians and Syrians have read this book and Mastered the theory and practice preached in this masterpiece textbook, they wouldn’t have been humiliated by the Israelis so often. A activation email has been sent to you. The Great War examples were astonishing and clearly pointed out how and why the tanks were invented and how they were misused at that point.

Guderian was ahead of all the leading foreign military “armoured specialists”, in the way armour was to be employed in the field, and went on to prove it in Germany’s early successes of the war.


This was not well understood until the very late stages of WW1, and so even the arrival of tanks on the Western Front didn’t have the effect it could have – with disastrous consequences both for the casualty figures and also for the progress of armour in general. Using this website means you are okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here. Heinz Guderian No preview available – A must read textbook for the practitioner of armored warfare.

Containing tank development start from its first introduction in ww1 to its possible usage for the next war. With an Introduction by John Miller.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Email address subscribed successfully. Written in a straightforward manner, which may be how Guderian did it originally, or extra work on the part of the translator.

All in all the book can be dry at moments and don’t expect any epic story-telling, but it is still one of my favorite books. Written inthis book is an interesting study of “what went wrong” in World War I, which is Guderian’s focus throughout the text, as he probes different strategies that failed and succeeded. I love studying Military tactics. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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The book also argues against the continued use of cavalry given the proven effectiveness of the machine gun, and advocates replacing the cavalry with mechanised infantry. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. By Tank into Normandy Stuart Hills. By using this site, you agree to the Vuderian of Use and Privacy Policy. Account Options Sign in.