The History of the Panzerjäger

Volume 2: From Stalingrad to Berlin 1943–45

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The History of the Panzerjäger

Volume 2: From Stalingrad to Berlin 1943–45

Description

The German Panzerjäger, or Panzerjägertruppe, was one of the most innovative fighting arms of World War II and its story has never properly been told, until now. Many books have focused on an element of the story – the Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, and Jagdpanther – but this two-volume series represents the first time that the whole history of the development and organization of Nazi Germany's anti-tank force has been revealed.

This second volume takes up the story in the mid-war years and follows the development of the Panzerjäger, describing the innovative new vehicles such as the Ferdinand, Elefant and Nashorn. German Armoured Fighting Vehicle specialist Thomas Anderson also analyses the key role it performed in the War in the Desert and across the Eastern Front, and ultimately in the defence of the Reich itself. Packed with previously unpublished wartime photographs, combat reports, and detailed charts and statistics, this book offers an unparalleled account of this unique arm of the Wehrmacht.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1: 1942 – The Eastern Front
2: Panzerarmee Afrika
3: 1942/43 – Panzerjäger in the East
4: 1943 – New Weapons
5: Front-line Weapons
6: After Kursk – on the Defensive
7: Festungs-PaK
8: High Tech and Austerity
9: Conclusion
Index

Product details

Published Nov 26 2020
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 304
ISBN 9781472836854
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated in b&w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson is a specialist on German armoured…

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