Panzer Battles Review

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Panzer Battles is a book in the History genre written by Major-General F. W. von Mellenthin. The book was published by The History Press on 2009-02-01 and contains 256 pages. The book has an ISBN number of 978-1862274594. Our users found the overall impression of this book to be Educational.

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Plot/Execution 9.0
Structure 9.0
Writing Style 8.0
Enjoyability 9.0
Overall 8.0
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Tank land battles from World War II - from a German perspective

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Plot/Execution 9
Structure 9
Writing Style 8
Enjoyability 9
Overall 8
Impression: Educational

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The author, von Mellenthin, was a member of the German Army. He joined in 1924 and was involved with nearly every significant Panzer Battle of the second World War. Even though he was on the losing side in the War, much valuable information regarding German tactics can be gained by reading this book.

von Mellenthin describes in detail what aspects of the German War effort were successful as well as which aspects were less successful. The book is divided into four distinct sections, one for each front where he was deployed. There is also coverage of the multiple campaigns in which he was involved.

One of the key points in the book is how the Germans were never afraid and never panicked no matter the odds or how much they were outnumbered. Not only does the book discuss the importance of the war on land, but also how the tactics used would not be possible without the support of their air force.

This book is a good introduction to the key battles of the War and contains numerous maps that help the reader follow the narrative as well as the tactics used during the battles. I heartily recommend this book to war buffs and to those who want a better understanding of Germany's strategies throughout the war.

Review Posted By AllYourBaseBelongToMe On 2010-09-20 At 21:38:40

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