Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43
  • Written by Pier Battistelli
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781846033384
  • Our Price: $25.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43

Buy now from Random House

  • Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43
  • Written by Pier Battistelli
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781472800022
  • Our Price: $15.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43

Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Pier BattistelliAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Pier Battistelli

eBook

List Price: $15.95

eBook

On Sale: March 19, 2013
Pages: 96 | ISBN: 978-1-4728-0002-2
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43 Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43
  • Email this page - Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43
  • Print this page - Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

On June 22, 1941 when Germany attacked the Soviet Union, her Panzer divisions were to play a major role in this titanic struggle. At its peak, 19 out of the 21 existing Panzer Divisions were deployed against the Soviets. Although overwhelmed by Soviet numbers, the superior skill and capability of the German Panzer divisions meant that in three months the Germans, with the Panzers as their spearhead had advanced deep into Soviet territory, inflicting terrible losses on the Soviets. However, after these initial successes the German offensive began to falter, culminating in the disastrous defeat at Kursk.

In this book, the organizational history of the Panzer divisions is covered, from the early successes of 1941 through to the dramatic re-organization of the Panzer Divisions and the introduction of revised Blitzkrieg tactics as the war began to turn and the Panzer divisions experienced their first taste of defeat. Pier Paolo Battistellii examines the impact of the introduction of the Panther tank shortly before the final failure at Kursk, and goes on to explain the evolution of German armored doctrine, tactics and the command system, providing a detailed overview of the major combat actions of the Panzer Divisions on the Eastern Front.
Praise

Praise

"Part of Osprey's Battle Orders series, this is a very informative book, showing that the author has done a considerable amount of research into the material." - Thomas Houlihan, World War II Database (September 2009)

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: