'Engagingly written and packed with the kind of shrewd insights so typical of Showalter's work.'
- Richard L. DiNardo, author of Germanys Panzer Arm
On the front lines of World War II, a new strategy was implemented. Devastating and unstoppable, it would enable the Nazi juggernaut to engulf almost all of Europe . . .
Determined to secure a quick, decisive victory, Adolf Hitler adopted an attack plan that combined tools with technique- the formidable Panzer divisions. Self-contained armored units able to operate independently, the Panzers became the German army's fighting core as well as its moral focus, in effect establishing an entirely new military doctrine and assuring defeat for any country foolish enough to try to stop them.
Hitler's Panzers is a comprehensive and unbiased study of Nazi Germany's armoured forces. Delving deeply into a detailed history of the theory, strategy, myths, and realities of Germany's technologically innovative approach to warfare, World War II scholar Dennis Showalter allows us both a look at the military lessons of the past, and a speculation on how the Panzer ethos may be implemented in the future of international conflict.
'The writing is in a class by itself: clear, compelling, and sometime plain delightful.'
- Robert M. Citino, author of The German Way of War