Wolfgang Faust was the driver of a Tiger I tank with the Wehrmacht Heavy Panzer Battalions, seeing extensive combat action on the Eastern Front in 1943-45. This memoir is his brutal and deeply personal account of the Russian Front's appalling carnage. Depicting a running tank engagement lasting 72 hours, Faust describes how his Tiger unit fought pitched battles in the snows of Western Russia against the full might of the Red Army: the T34s, the Stalin tanks, the Sturmovik bombers, and the feared Katyusha rocket brigades. His astonishing testimony reveals the merciless decisions that panzer crews made in action, the devastating power of their weaponry, and the many ways that men met their deaths in the snow and ice of the Ostfront. First published in the late 1940s, this memoir's savage realism shocked the postwar German public. Some were outraged at the book's final scenes while others wrote that "now, at last, I know what our men did in the East". Today it stands as one of the great semiautobiographical accounts of warfare in World War II - a crescendo of horror, grim survival, and a fatalistic acceptance of the panzer man's destiny. Originally published in the German Federal Republic as Panzerdammerung (Panzer Twilight). The only other surviving memoir by this author is The Last Panther - an astonishing account of panzer warfare in the final hours of the Third Reich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Backman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026473/bk_adbl_026473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011298/bk_tant_011298_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erscheinungsdatum: 01/2001, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Panther-Panzer, Autor: Ford, Roger, Übersetzung: Brust, Jürgen, Verlag: Dörfler Verlag GmbH // Drfler Verlag GmbH, Sprache: Deutsch, Schlagworte: Panzer // Panzerwagen // Tank // Verkehr: Ratgeber // Sachbuch, Rubrik: Militärfahrzeuge // -flugzeuge, -schiffe, Seiten: 96, Abbildungen: 80 Abb., Herkunft: SPANIEN (ES), Gewicht: 663 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 02/2010, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: XXXIX Panzer Corps (Germany), Titelzusatz: Berezina River, 2nd Belorussian Front, Mogilev, Battle of Smolensk 1943, 9th Army, Battles of Rzhen, 5th Panzer Division, Redaktion: Surhone, Lambert M. // Timpledon, Miriam T. // Marseken, Susan F., Verlag: Betascript Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 176, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 278 gr, Verkäufer: averdo