Achtung - Panzer! (Cassell Military Classics) by Heinz Guderian

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By Heinz Guderian

This can be probably the most major army books of the 20 th century. through a great soldier of self sustaining brain, it driven ahead the evolution of land battle and used to be at once accountable for German armoured supremacy within the early years of the second one international struggle. released in 1937, the results of 15 years of cautious examine in view that his days at the German common employees within the First international struggle, Guderian's ebook argued, fairly truly, how very important the right kind use of tanks and assisting armoured autos will be within the behavior of a destiny warfare. while that conflict got here, simply years later, he proved it, prime his Panzers with contrast within the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. Panzer conflict had come of age, precisely as he had forecast. this primary English translation of Heinz Guderian's vintage ebook - used as a textbook by way of Panzer officials within the conflict - has an advent and broad historical past notes by means of the fashionable English historian Paul Harris.

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Fips' Philipp had previously on the eastern front. He had returned from Russia - wearing the Oak Leaves with Swords, and with a score of 2 0 3 victories - to assume command of the reconstituted J G 1 on 1 April 1943. /JG 1's Feldwebel Anton-Rudolf Piffer got his fifth heavy bomber on 8 October 1943 when he downed a B-17 to the southwest of Bremen. He would go on to add 21 more to emerge as the most successful Fw 190 Defence of the Reich antibomber ace of all before being killed in a dogfight with P-51s over Normandy on 17 June 1944 The Eighth Air Force's mission to Bremen on 8 October may have brought heavy bomber acedom for 'Toni' Piffer, but it also resulted in the death of J G 1's Geschwaderkommodore, Oberstleutnant Hans Philipp.

The Luftwaffe had more success when the bombers returned to Solingen 24 hours later. This time, for the loss of just one of their number, the Focke-Wulfs of I. /JG 11 claimed a total of ten heavy bombers. /JG 11 was credited with a brace of Liberators (one an Herausschuss). Single B - l 7 s went to Hans Ehlers and Rudolf Engleder, their sixth and thirteenth 'heavies' respectively. JGs 2 and 26 were also involved in the action on this 1 December. /JG 26 claiming his second. Another omen of what lay ahead for the Reich's defenders was that all three would be killed in action before the end of spring 1944, as too would Oberstleutnant Egon Mayer, Drab but deadly.

JG 1's 'White 4' came to grief at Schiphol some time in the late summer of 1943 to Fw 190s, he had claimed five Flying Fortresses on Defence o f the Reich operations, the last of them downed during 'Second Schweinfurt'. The Wilhelmshaven mission had cost the Americans seven B - l 7 s in all. /JG 26, Cambrai-Siid, April 1944 31 Fw 190A-8 'Black Chevron and Horizontal Bars' of Major Anton Hackl, Geschwaderkommodore J G 76, Freiburg, September 1944 32 Ta 152H 'Green 9' of Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke, Geschwaderstab J G 301, Neustadt-Glewe, April 1945 45 from the Liberator force carrying out a simultaneous strike against Munster.

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