Tag: Tanks

T-34: The Red Army’s Legendary Medium Tank

Title: T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 160 This book is a good, quick read about the T-34--its design, manufacturer, evolution, variants (SUs, etc.) use in combat, etc, with plenty of good pictures. At least for the

Iron Cross Brigade – The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244

Title: Iron Cross Brigade - The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244 Author: Werner Gösel (Author),‎ Christian Bauermeister (Editor),‎ Jason Mark (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Leaping Horseman Books Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 492 This is another excellent book from Leaping Horseman Books. This review is not a "verified purchase" because I

Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Hans von Luck

Title: Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Hans von Luck Author: Hans von Luck Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2013 Format: Kindle Pages: 279 I can't add very much to the other reviews of this book, but did want to contribute a five star rating and add a few comments. This book is

Red Army Armour in Combat

Title: Red Army Armour in Combat Author: Bob Carruthers Genre: Military History Publisher: Coda Books Ltd Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 176 In a book entitled "Red Army Amour in Combat", I expected to read accounts of combat by Soviet tank veterans, but this was not the case. In fact, this book contains thirteen

Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front

Title: Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front Author: Stackpole Books Genre: Military History Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2012 Format: Kindle Pages: 357 I had fairly low expectations about this book, but ended up really enjoying it. I can't add much to the other reviews, but wanted to contribute a five-star rating and a few

Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck

Title: Order in Chaos: The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck Series: Foreign Military Studies Author: Hermann Balck Genre: Military History Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky Release Date: 2015 Format: Kindle Pages: 578 I haven't read a German general's memoirs in quite a while--after a while all of them started to sound

Kursk 1943: The Northern Front

Title: Kursk 1943: The Northern Front Series: Osprey Campaign Author: Robert Forczyk Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 96 I bought this book because it covers the northern face of the Kursk salient, while most books on the battle focus almost exclusively on the southern face. As mentioned by

Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander

Title: Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander Author: Vasiliy Krysov Genre: Military History Publisher: Pen & Sword Release Date: 2010 Format: Kindle Pages: 224 Overall, a very good book about Soviet self-propelled assault guns in WWII; in fact, the only one that I'm aware of in English. The author is a decent

Hell’s Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January-February 1944

Title: Hell's Gate: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket, January-February 1944 Author: Douglas E. Nash Genre: Military History Publisher: Rzm Imports Inc Release Date: 2002 Format: Hardcover Pages: 417 Excellent book, with loads of anecdotes and personal accounts, at least for the German side. The book would have been even better if the author could

Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army

Title: Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army Author: Evgeni Bessonov Genre: Military History Publisher: Greenhill Books Release Date: 2006 Format: Hardcover Pages: 256 I just finished this book and found it to be one of the most interesting WWII memoirs that I've read. Here's what I liked about it: 1) This is

Panzer Aces I: German Tank Commanders of WWII

Title: Panzer Aces I: German Tank Commanders of WWII Series: Stackpole Military History Series Author: Franz Kurowski Publisher: Stackpole Books Release Date: 2004 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 I enjoyed this book quite a bit--it has loads of heavy tank fighting, mainly on the Eastern front. The book is full of accounts of chatter in the

Panzer Operations: The Eastern Front Memoir Of General Raus, 1941-1945

Title: Panzer Operations: The Eastern Front Memoir Of General Raus, 1941-1945 Author: Erhard Raus Genre: Military History Publisher: Da Capo Press Release Date: 2003 Format: Hardcover Pages: 366 This is a very good book on operations on the Russian Front. Raus was clearly a very gifted commander, and his descriptions of his numerous successful operations