“Heinz Guderian’s most famous book is really about armored fighting vehicles, but its enduring value comes from its an looked at armor from a. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had first English translation of Heinz Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook. Read “Achtung Panzer!” by Heinz Guderian with Rakuten Kobo. This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding.

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The commentary explains Guderian’s original aims and discusses how his theories were altered by practical events. Written in a straightforward manner, which may be how Guderian did it originally, or extra work on tuderian part of the translator.

Being a history buff, I found the best parts to be the actual recounting of tank battles in WWI, how Not bad. Aug 18, Mike Achtujg rated it it was amazing Shelves: This first Guderiah translation of Panezr Guderian’s classic book – used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war – has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Stories in Our Genes. By though, Guderian had turned Germany around to the point where it was far ahead of the Allies in the critical new discipline, and the rest, as they say, is history.

This isnt an easy book to read, I tought that it is a bit boring, specially for someone that doesnt like military strategy and it isnt familiarize with the theme. Views Read Edit View history. Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email. With that said, this book is not for everyone. Lists with This Book.


Not only that, but two years after t Guderiian 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. Achtung Panzer is not a memoir guderiann a novel, it is Guderian’s argument for the use of tanks in modern warfare. This then reveals the thought process behind the combined arms approach to tank warfare.

The Great War examples were astonishing and clearly pointed out how and why the tanks were invented and acjtung they were misused at that point.

Guderian concludes by promoting the further development of the German tank force and providing suggestions concerning the future application of tanks and their relationship with other arms.

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Achtung-Panzer!: The Development of Armoured Forces, Their Tactics and Operational Potential

It was never properly studied by the French or the English general staff, both of whom helped introduced the tank. Then he explained the idea of concentration, dealing with anti-tank defences, and tanks vs.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or guderina of our reviewer’s personal information. Reading through some of the theories and strategies could, at times, be a little tedious. Description This is an English translation of the strategic study of tank warfare by one of its leading exponents.


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Guderian does a great job of examining WW 1 tank operations and explaining the lessons of what went right and wrong in those battles. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War.

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.

This book is not for the casual reader of World War II history. The U-Boats at War.

Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast. There are occasionally pieces which come across as flattery or self-aggrandizing possibly to make the views appeal to other armed forces who had different ideas about tanks than Guderian.


Written between the wars, this is Guderian’s account of the development of German armored tactics which would later be labeled as “Blitzkreig” For the more serious WWII scholar, Guderian’s book is essential reading that should sit beside Rommel’s “Infantry Attacks”. Heinz Guderian Write Review Rated 0.

Return to Book Page. Written pre-WWII, when tanks were still very much in their infancy. Whole tank armies emerged, each bigger than the old Reichswehr army.