Panzer Leader is an autobiography by Heinz Guderian. The book, written during his imprisonment by the Allies after the war, describes Guderian’s service in the. Panzer Leader has ratings and 76 reviews. Nooilforpacifists said: Fluid writer; kudos to the ing to Guderian, every decision he. —Christian Science Monitor “Panzer Leader is far better than anything yet written by a German general Guderian’s accounts of three great military operations.

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Truly a missed Well-written memoirs of one of the most famous and talented panzer generals ever existed, Mr Heinz Guderian. The best part of the book though, IMHO, was when the author a few years after the war since he was lucky enough to be fired by Hilter guderixn the last time, just shortly before the fall of Berlin provide his assessment on Hilter himself and the “inner circle”.

Published December 27th by Da Capo Press first published gudegian The unit later was redesignated 2nd Panzer Army. Guderian and his staff surrendered to U.

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It’s not a war crime to invent the Blitzkrieg: Heinz Wilhelm Guderian German: Heck, to go further with that idea, I would willingly pay for an animated representation of the movement as described in the book, particularly those that were under Guderian’s direct command Poland, France and the early parts of the Ostfront. Luck, Hans von I can’t think why I have missed reading this for so long. The book itself traces, briefly, Guderian’s early life.

He even uses transcripts from Nuremburg to clear his reputation. Jul 10, Michael rated it really liked it. Guderian’s corps spearheaded the drive and passed through the Ardennes and over the Meuse in three days. Williamson, Gordon ; Ramiro Bujeiro Others have pointed out a handful of areas in which Guderian was or may have been self-serving in this memoir. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Return to Book Page. Well written autobiography of General Heinz Guderian, particularly from the development of the Panzer tank forces prior to WWII, their use in Poland, France and Russia, and the subsequent defeat of those forces at the end of the war.


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In Mayhe commanded the Panzer divisions that overwhelmed the French defences at Sedan, Franceleading to the surrender of France a month later. It was interesting to see the devolvement of Hitler through the book from an energetic ideolog to a stooped, trembling, raving tyrant.

How similar the path for any military person who has the vision to propose a necessary technical and tactical evolution of their force against the conventional wisdom of their fellows. F Brown rated it it was amazing. Very good autobiography by Heinz Guderian. On the other hand, he says he never saw Eva Braun despite many meetings with Hitler and learned of the pair’s giderian only while in prison after the war. Operation Citadelthe last major German offensive operation in the east, was an attempt by the German army to regain the initiative.

I very much recommend this book. Following the completion of the encirclement in the Battle of KievGuderian was ordered to make a drive for Moscow in mid-September But next to that, he also discusses technical features of the tank armies armour plates, speed, guns,….

I personally though the author was trying in many respects to justify himself and his actions during and fate the campaign Lo que nos cuenta.

He led the attack that broke the French lines at Sedanresulting in a general collapse of the French defenses. More interesting are interactions between top military and political figures of Nazi Germany, sadly they leadsr only pnzer very small part of the book.

On 21 Julyafter the failure of the 20 July Plot to assassinate Hitler, in which Guderian had no direct involvement, Guderian was appointed Chief of Staff of the Army Chef des Generalstabs des Heeres succeeding Kurt Zeitzler who had departed on 1 July after multiple conflicts with Adolf Hitler.

It then considers his role in the development of German armor and the consequent panzef of warfare based on gudrrian use of armor. Retrieved from ” https: I finally found time oeader finish this, although I have gone back to reread various sections that are of especial interest.


Although he as imprisoned for a few years, he was not charged with war crimes. Truly a missed opportunity. Combining Guderian’s land offensive with Luftwaffe attacks, the Nazi Blitzkrieg decimated the defences of Poland, Norway, France,and, very neatly, Russia,at the war’s outset. The folly of Hitler’s insistence in micro-managing the German army is laid bare, and is in stark contrast to the shrewdness of Stalin, who was more content to detach himself from the military decision making at least until victory was assured.


Panzer Leader

Later on, Guderian gets a bit self-serving, and especially self-righteous. Only Hitler’s foolish calling off the army at Dunkirk allowed the English to rescue substantial elements of its ground forces. Blitzkrieg w Polsce wrzesien After returning to his command, Guderian carried out a series of withdrawals anyway, directly disobeying his orders.

Well-written memoirs of one of the most famous and talented panzer generals ever existed, Mr Heinz Guderian. War novelBiography.

Heinz Guderian

Germany’s panzer forces were raised and fought according to his works, best-known among them Achtung – Panzer! It was very exciting to read the memories guxerian this great soldier. As others have pointed out, Guderian takes credit for the works of others, and any serious student of world war two would do well to Battlefield and politics should never mix, and nowhere is that clearer than in Panzer leader.

Still, a difficult issue. Of these, 3 is the most interesting take-away. About Heinz Guderian Heinz Guderian rose through the ranks of the German military to become chief of the general staff. My copy is the Ballanatine Book abridged version measuring in at a mere pages.

Zimmer, Phil October Jul 27, Kenny rated it it was amazing Shelves: