London, England: Amber Books Ltd., 2008. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. 192 pages. Some sticker residue on rear dust jacket. Includes chapters on The Panzerwaffe of the German Army; Polish Campaign: 1939; France and the Low Countries: 1940; The Balkans and Crete: 1941--45; Panzers in North Africa: 1941-43; The Eastern Front: 1941-45; Sicily and Italy: 1943-45; Normandy, France and the Low Countries: 1944; and Defense of the Reich: 1945. Illustrated endpapers. Also Includes Appendices and Index. Profusely illustrated in black and white; also includes many full-page color maps. Chris Bishop was a prolific military historian who wrote and contributed to numerous military publications during a career spanning over 25 years. His books include SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions, Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions and Panzergrenadier Divisions. He died in 2008. Broken down by campaign and key battles within each theater of war, this book illustrates the strengths and organizational structures of the Third Reich's armored forces. With extensive organizational diagrams and full-color campaign maps showing the disposition of units, this book is an easy-to-use guide to the German Panzer forces, and is an essential reference guide for any serious enthusiast of World War II.
At the forefront of the German Blitzkrieg of World War II was the Panzerwaffe, the tank arm that initially swept all before it. German Panzers in World War II is a highly-focused, closely-detailed look at how the Panzerwaffe worked, and how German armored warfare evolved from 1939 until defeat in 1945.
The book examines the organization and strength of the German tank forces that took part in each major German campaign launched during the war, from the first thrust into Poland to the last ditch gamble of the Bulge offensive. For each campaign, it describes the panzer forces used, giving strengths and orders of battle for the formations, along with maps of the action and an examination of the panzer forces participation.
Illustrated with photographs of the panzers in action and detailed campaign maps, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in armored warfare--particularly its changing role in the German armed forces as the tide of World War II turned against them. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: German Panzers, WWII, Armored Forces, Armored Warfare, Armored Fighting Vehicles, Panzerwaffe, Eastern Front, Normandy