The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division 1943-45

Werner Kortenhaus

For years, one of the most essential sources for study of the Normandy invasion was known only to a select few and nearly unobtainable even to those who knew of its existence.
Publication date:
June 2014
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
126 b/w photos, 13 diagrams/charts, 30 maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781907677717

Dimensions : 305 X 222 cm
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£59.95
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Overview
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• At long last, Werner Kortenhaus' history of the 21st Panzer Division has been published in English, containing key facts that are missing elsewhere

For years, one of the most essential sources for study of the Normandy invasion was known only to a select few and nearly unobtainable even to those who knew of its existence. None of the major English language histories of the Normandy Invasion refer to it, even though it is the history of the only German armoured division that was in place in the Caen area at the moment of the invasion.

In revising and updating his account, originally released in two massive typed volumes, Werner Kortenhaus has exhaustively researched all available sources in German, French and English to supplement his own experiences and those of his fellows and the many individuals whom he interviewed. The result is a seamless account of the Normandy invasion in the British sector from the German viewpoint that sheds new light on many controversial issues.

Helion's English edition includes a significant number of rare photographs and many maps. Werner Kortenhaus' study represents a significant contribution to English language material available regarding a Heer panzer division, besides its extensive coverage of German armoured operations in Normandy, Lorraine, Alsace and elsewhere.

REVIEWS

The author, with this translation, has provided a wide audience with an outstanding operational counterpoint to the narratives of the Allied sources of this period. An articulate and engaging read, I strongly recommend this book.
War History Online