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Heinz Guderian

The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

Heinz Guderian by Pier Battistelli
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This book gives a focused, military biography of Heinz Guderian, perhaps the most highly respected German tank commander of World War II. Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son of a general in the army, there was little doubt that he would follow in his father's footsteps.

Some consider Guderian to be the founding father of blitzkrieg warfare, and he certainly brought the whole concept to public attention and prominence, chiefly through the publication of his book Achtung Panzer in 1937. He commanded the XIX Motorized) Army Corps in the 1939 Polish campaign, and Panzergruppe Guderian during Operation Barbarossa. In March 1943 he became chief inspector of the Panzer forces, but even the great tank commander could achieve little more than to delay the inevitable defeat of Germany.
Osprey Publishing; March 2013
64 pages; ISBN 9781472802132
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Title: Heinz Guderian
Author: Pier Battistelli; Adam Hook
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