Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back : in Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division, 1944-45

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Helion, 2008 - History - 220 pages
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The bulk of the book is a detailed account of the author's training, and his subsequent service with 25th Panzer Regiment, part of 7th Panzer Division. Bruno Friesen served as a gunner aboard, initially Panzer IV's, before crewing the lesser-known Japdpanzer IV tank hunter. Apart from providing a large fund of information about specific German tanks and their combat performance, the author writes in great detail about the combat they experienced on the Eastern Front. If one wants to know how German tank crews fought the Soviets in the last year of the war, then this book provides an outstanding account, containing material simply not found elsewhere.

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Brubo Friesen was born in a German-speaking Mennonite family who emigrated from the Ukraine to Canada to escape Communism. Bruno's father sent him and his brother to Germany in 1939. Friesen was drafted into the Whermacht in 1942, and fought with the 25th Panzer Regiment until returning to Canada after the war.

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