Kenneth Macksey's highly regarded biography of Generaloberst Heinz Guderian provides a rare opportunity to observe the mind and motives of one of the foremost proponents of blitzkrieg. Now revised and fully updated, this latest edition draws upon fresh source material in order to shed new light on his life story and the activities of the General Staff officers.
Guderian was a rebel in search of ideals, and a general whose personality, genius and achievements far exceeded those of Rommel. A master of strategy and tactics, he built the Panzer force in the face of opposition from the German General Staff, and personally led the lightening campaigns by tanks and aircraft that put a large part of Europe under German domination.
As well as providing clear insight into the crucial campaigns throughout Europe, this is also a searing portrait of the Third Reich's leading personalities as they turned imminent victory into agonizing defeat, and, illuminates why Guderian was so admired by some whilst denigrated by others.
Author: Kenneth Macksey
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