Panzer Divisions in Battle 1939-45

Beautiful panzer photography in black and white and colour
Publication date:
December 2013
Publisher :
Series :
Armor at War
Illustration :
b&w photos throughout
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ISBN : 9789623611800

Dimensions : 280 X 215 mm
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"Blitzkrieg”, or Lightning War, was a new concept that Germany unleashed on a series of countries beginning with Poland on 1 September 1939, and continuing into Russia. Panzer-Divisions in Battle 1939-45 examines the role panzers played in WWII through a series of photographs and illustrations. Authored by Tom Cockle, the volume begins with a précis of the various battles and theatres in which German tanks saw combat. This second volume on the topic provides coverage of operations on the Eastern Front, including Operation Barbarossa and Operation Typhoon (the attack on Moscow), and ends with various photos of captured panzers at the conclusion of the war.

The main focus of the book is the extensive selection of black and white photographs. These show not only tanks like the ubiquitous series of Panzer I, II, III and IVs that formed the nucleus of the all-conquering panzer divisions, but also associated equipment such as a variety of armoured cars. Unarmoured vehicles such as the whole range of halftracks are not left out, alongside other equipment like antiaircraft guns and howitzers. The photos showing vehicles in a range of theatres will prove inspirational to modellers contemplating their next project. The authoritative writer offers detailed and useful captions for each photo as he highlights pertinent aspects of the vehicles.

The centrepiece of the book is a collection of 16 colour plates by Laurent Lecocq, which offers the artist's interpretation of how vehicles appeared in reality. This stimulating book will be an asset to any library on German military vehicles.