Schneider, Wolfgang.


J.J. Fedorowicz, Manitoba, Canada, 1st ed., 2000. Viii + 512 pp., profusely illustrated with photo-ills., + some maps & plans. Laminated boards ; 31 x 23cm. FINE. The author has written the definitive account of German Army small-unit armour tactics in World War 2. Using period training manuals, after-action reports, countless interviews with Panzer veterans and his own experiences as a highly successful armour commander in the Bundeswehr, the author describes Panzer tactics and couples this narrative with related maps and diagrams and hundreds of exciting photographs. Drawing on many previously unpublished sources, the photographs illustrate all of the concepts presented in the text. Concentrating at the battalion level and below, the author discusses the major types of small-unit operational art - the offence and the defence - as well as road marches, reconnaissance, command and control, working with other arms of service, life in a tank, armour training and gunnery and the future of armour. The text provides useful insight into armour tactics and fills a gap in the available literature.

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