The Panzer Legions: A Guide to the German Army Tank Divisions of World War II and Their Commanders
Hitler's tank divisions were some of his most feared troops and most lethal weapons in the taking and securing of territory during World War II. From success to failure, in victory and in defeat, each division played a role in Hitler's campaign against the Allies. This is the first guide to chronicle the history of each division from its inception to its destruction. With painstaking research and attention to detail, Mitcham describes the formation and organization of each, then discusses its overall combat history. He also includes a career sketch of every panzer divisional commander.
While this reference will serve as a valuable research tool, it contains more than facts and figures. Mitcham assesses the performance and quality of each division, including how and why it changed over time. He evaluates strengths and weaknesses during different phases of the conflict in terms of manpower, vehicles, and armor quality. He also analyzes commander performance and its impact on overall efforts. The story follows the panzer legions until their ultimate disposition-destruction or disbanding. Includes a comprehensive index of individuals, units, battles and campaigns.
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Una completa reseña del historial operativo de las Divisiones Panzer alemanas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Incluye listado de sub-unidades y pequeñas biografías de los comandantes de cada división. Su mayor mérito es la capacidad de síntesis, pues presenta solamente información esencial pero suficiente. Disponible solamente en inglés.
THE PANZER DIVISIONS
130th Panzer Lehr Division
232nd Panzer Division
Panzer Division Clausewitz
Fuehrer Begleit Division
Panzer Division Holstein
Panzer Division Muencheberg
Panzer Later Panzer Field Training Division Tatra
Table of Equivalent Ranks