Hold the Westwall

The History of Panzer Brigade 105, September 1944

Timm Haasler

This book tells the dramatic story of Panzer Brigade 105, one of ten such units, and its formation, deployment, including its defence of the Siegfried Line. The Siegfried Line was a defence system stretching more than 390 miles from the borders of the Netherlands to Switzerland and constituted of more than 18,000 bunkers, tunnels and tank traps.
Publication date:
October 2011
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
169
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811710565

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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• The first book in English on Germany's failed experiment with independent armoured brigades in World War II

This book tells the dramatic story of Panzer Brigade 105, one of ten such units, and its formation, deployment, including its defence of the Siegfried Line.

The Siegfried Line was a defence system stretching more than 390 miles from the borders of the Netherlands to Switzerland and constituted of more than 18,000 bunkers, tunnels and tank traps. Much of the fighting took place in the Hürtgenwald area and later at the Battle of the Bulge. This offensive was one of the last attempts by Germany to change the tide of the war.

Referencing primary documents and interviews, Timm Haasler presents a fascinating insight into the Panzer Brigade 105. Within the book he also presents American accounts of what it was like to fight the brigade.

About the Author
Timm Haasler also contributed to Duel in the Mist about the Battle of the Bulge. This is his first complete work.