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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He was assigned to serve gudrrian the staff of the central command of the Eastern Frontier Guard Service. An early pioneer and advocate of the ” blitzkrieg ” lightning war doctrine, he successfully led Panzer armoured units during the Invasion of Polandthe Battle of France including the Low Countriesand Operation Barbarossathe invasion of the Soviet Union.

During the early s Guderian was among the military advisors who helped in the establishment of West Germany ‘s military defence force, the Bundeswehrwhich has gone on to be the military defence force of Germany today. As he described his activities day by day during the war in France, I found myself wanting to hear more about the battle.

Later on, Guderian gets a bit self-serving, and especially self-righteous. Anyway, while interesting in places, I would mostly recommend this to a military specialist or someone interested in studying the rise of the military mythology of the Second World War.

Our customer reviews This book is as interesting as Rommel’s Attack, Guderian gives a first person account of the development of Germanies Panzer Armies, campaigns and disputes with Hitler. After the war Guderian the allies failed to find any war crimes committed by Guderian. In other guderan Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.


He disputed that order, going personally to Adolf Hitler’s headquartersbut it was not changed. See 2 questions about Panzer Leader…. Jan 11, David Watts rated it it was amazing Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Leaddr. World War II History. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. In these pages, the outspoken general shares his candid point of view on what would have led Germany to victory, and what ensured that it didn’t.

Cities, rail centres and lfader junctions are taken one aft The book offers enough close-up glimpses of the Second World War at the highest levels to rate four stars, but it’s dragged down somewhat by a nearly endless blizzard of place names and divisional and corps numbers.

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Aug gudfrian, carl theaker rated it liked it Shelves: Don’t cry for me, Adolf Eichmann. No doubt his battles are still studied in military academies around the word today. A great book by a great soldier. Much detail is provided and see Manstein’s book on the same subject, “Lost Victories”.

Koch, review Archived at the Wayback Machine. He offered an interesting theory to explain why Hilter had to “rush” to finish some seems-impossible tasks Jews, Europe, and Communists altogether: Nov 24, Carol Storm rated it it was amazing. Description General Heinz Guderian’s revolutionary strategic vision and his skill in armored combat brough Germany its initial victories during World War II. It provided interesting insights into the German advance into Russia May 18, Joshua Wojtowicz rated it really liked it Shelves: Guderian’s writing is frank and conversational, a real pleasure to read.


Review quote “There is no soberer and better story of how and why the Wehrmacht failed in Russia Preview — Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian.

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Guderian’s corps spearheaded the drive and passed through the Ardennes and over the Meuse in three days. Dictionary of World Biography. Don’t peader me wrong, this book is awesome so far, it’s just that the tragic incompetence of those at the top of the command structure is saddening. The occupants were evicted. The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck. Refresh and try again. Plenty to learn here, although sometimes in skimpy detail: Blitzkrieg in the West. Knight’s Cross and Oakleaves,— He learned lessons from WW1 and applied innovations even while Germany was banned from owning tanks workaround: Luck, Hans von Makes one want to play Hearts of Iron 4.