Panzer General Heinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII By Kenneth Macksey
Kenneth Macksey’s highly regarded biography of Generaloberst Heinz Guderian gives clear insight into the mind and motives of the father of modern tank warfare. Panzer General shows Guderian as a man of ideas equipped with the ability to turn inspiration into reality. A master of strategy and tactics, he was the officer most responsible for creating blitzkrieg in World War II.

Guderian built the Panzerwaffe in the face of opposition from the German General Staff and personally led the lightning campaigns by tanks and aircraft that put a large part of Europe under domination by the Third Reich. Kenneth Macksey, a tank man himself for more than twenty years, reveals the man as a brilliant rebel in search of ideals and a general whose personality, genius, and achievements far transcended those of Rommel.

As well as throwing light on the crucial campaigns in Poland, France, and Russia, this biography illuminates the struggles within the German hierarchy, both in the military and in the Nazi Party, for control of the Panzer forces. Based on information from the extensive family archives, Panzer General demonstrates why Guderian was so admired by some while denigrated by others.

TitlePanzer General
SubtitleHeinz Guderian and the Blitzkrieg Victories of WWII
AuthorBy Kenneth Macksey
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published6 February 2018
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
Illustrationsb/w photos, maps.

About the author

Kenneth Macksey joined the Royal Armoured Corps in 1941, saw action in Normandy in 1944 and Germany in 1945, and after World War II spent more than twenty years as an officer of the Royal Tank Regiment. He was internationally known for his works on military history, including Why the Germans Lose at War. Macksey died in 2005 in Britain.

"A probing and literate examination of a brilliant maverick in search of ideals, a general who had the ability to turn inspiration into reality."—History Net
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