Panzer Wedge

The 3rd Panzer Division's Drive on Moscow, 1941

Mike Olive, Robert J. Edwards & Lt. Fritz Lucke

152 x 229 mm, 208 pages, 9780811710824, £11.99, Paperback, Stackpole Books
1 December 2012

Currently in stock.

Written by war correspondents who watched Operation Barbarossa unfold firsthand

By the end of 1941, having suffered significant setbacks in its offensive to take Moscow, the German Army and its armoured forces began to lose their aura of invincibility, both to the Allies and the German home front. This book, part of the Third Reich’s attempt to bolster morale, showcases the actions of the 3rd Panzer Division. The division performed well in the early phases of Operation Barbarossa but experienced grave hardship in the drive on Moscow.

Written by war correspondents who watched the battles unfold firsthand, Panzer Wedge has a unique “you-are-there” perspective that captures the heady spirit of the offensive’s beginning as well as the dogged fighting that brought it to a halt. The book will appeal to anyone who enjoys accounts of World War II combat, especially tank warfare, and to historians researching how the war effort was reported on the German home front. It offers significant insight into the conflict that has so long captured the imagination of history enthusiasts everywhere.

About the Author

Lt. Fritz Lucke served with the German Army during World War II.

Robert Edwards, a retired U.S. Army armour officer, has taught at West Point. He lives in Navarre, Florida.

Michael Olive has been researching military history for decades, with a focus on tanks and aircraft. He lives in British Columbia.

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