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by Hans Schaufler


A great companion piece to "Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942" by Forczyk and Stephen G. Fritz's "Ostkrieg . Overall a very well written book with many personal insights of what battle was like on the Eastern Front.

2 people found this helpful. The only negatives were that the photos really looked poor because of the paper they were printed on and that the map on page 78 showing the front in 1942 was very hard to read and zoomed in enough so that it was virtually impossible to tell what part of the front it was.

This book is a lot more personal than most books about German troops on the East Front in WWII. Oddly the English title doesn't even come close to the German one which is "Weg war weit" which translates more to The journey was far.

Vivid narrative of tank combat on the brutal Eastern Front during World War II. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. From our own fading diary pages to a complete book, it was difficult-almost an adventure at times-to find the men who experienced the extraordinary back then and who could write down those experiences in an artful manner.

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All the major panzer operations and campaigns are covered in the words of men from the 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th Panzer Divisions: Operation Barbarossa, the opening invasion of the Soviet Union; the second offensive of 1942, culminating in Stalingrad; the massive armor battle at Kursk in the summer of 1943; the disastrous disintegration of the front. in 1944, when entire units were decimated by tides of Soviet tanks; and the bitter, chaotic fighting as the war ended in 1945.

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Hans Schaufler (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Written by tank veterans who survived the Eastern Front, Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front provides a firsthand look at armoured combat in that epic theater of World War I. ll the major panzer operations and campaigns are covered in the words of men from the 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th Panzer Divisions: Operation Barbarossa, the opening.

ISBN13:9780811710794. Release Date:May 2012.

Publisher: Stackpole Books (NBN). Print ISBN: 9780811710794, 0811710793. Vivid narrative of tank combat on the brutal Eastern Front during World War II. Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front by Hans Schaufler and Publisher Stackpole Books (NBN). eText ISBN: 9780811745819, 0811745813. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780811745819, 0811745813. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780811710794, 0811710793.

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Format Hardback 288 pages. Dimensions 152 x 229 x 2. 1mm 508g. Publication date 01 May 2012. Publisher Stackpole Books. Hans Schaufler lives in Germany show more.

Uttegirazu
This is a very interesting book. Personal accounts of men who fought on the eastern front from the beginning of Barbarossa to the end in 1945.

I have two complaints:

#1: The title is a little misleading. The men portrayed in the book did all serve in panzer divisions. However, much of the stories took place in units that could have been in any type of division. For instance, the author, who provides probably 1/3 of the stories, served in a communications unit running wire between regiment and battalion HQ's. Don't get me wrong, his stories were fascinating, but weren't exactly panzer warfare. Many of the stories didn't involve tanks at all. Nevertheless, those stories were fascinating as well.

#2: Quite a few grammar and spelling errors. nothing that stops you from understanding the stories, but I just don't understand why someone couldn't just read the book once and correct the errors before publishing.
Thofyn
I had no trouble getting into this book, which contains wonderful, personal accounts of the German Panzer brigades' war on the Eastern Front in WW2. Putting aside any misgivings about the rights and wrongs of invading Russia in the first place, (without antifreeze!!?), these stories are very human narratives from ordinary German soldiers who had to bear the brunt of this titanic struggle. You quickly get some idea of the brutal and debilitating nature of the conflict with vivid descriptions of attacks, taking casualties, dealing with the appalling Russian winters in inadequate clothes and the sheer scale of the conflict, fighting on a 2,000 mile front, trying to get tank engines started on a morning when it's minus 50 degrees and you're freezing and hungry, crawling with lice. If you're not affected, you have a stone for a heart.
There's humour too, the soldiers last defence against despair and rock-bottom morale.
It doesn't lose sight of the Russian people either and their grievous suffering as their country was torn apart on the whim of a madman who had the example of Napoleon's demise with his Grand Armee before him, but ignored the lessons of history.
I'd recommend this book, not just to war buffs or historians, but to anyone who finds the indominitable human spirit and our capacity for suffering fascinating reading.
Strongly recommended. The copy editing is a little rough in places, ('drug' is the past tense of 'to drag'?!!!!!) but this gives the voices a realism and authenticity.
Gosar
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 words.

The title is slightly misleading, in that most of the accounts do not deal with "panzer warfare" per se, but rather "warfare in a panzer unit"--ie, many of the accounts are by signals officers, war correspondents, etc. and do not directly cover fighting among tanks. Nonetheless, the accounts are very interesting and cover a very wide spectrum of action on the eastern front--one of my favorite accounts concerned a signals officer's account of being chased by wolves as he ventured into partisan territory to set up communications.

The accounts are rich with detail about all of the strange incidents which can occur during war on such a huge front and range from the beginning of the war right through the end.
Kulalbine
An interesting one-sided view of the German campaign in Russia during WWII as seen from the journals of German troops. It does not reveal much about strategy or tactics for either side but gives first person accounts of the earlier, nearly successful campaigns and the final evacuation (over 2 million by sea), disorder and breakdown of the army as surrender becomes obvious. All this at a very personal level. A great companion piece to
"Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941-1942" by Forczyk and Stephen G. Fritz's "Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East", which cover strategey, tactics, logistics, etc.
Ffrlel
Unusually smooth translation and narrative of personal experiences on the Eastern Front. One reviewer opines that Stackpole cheaped out on this book resulting in grainy illustrations. On the contrary, I think there is much more care exhibited in the layout and type setting of this book than in many of it's ilk. The pictures are generic and don't add to the story which is typical. If you are reading this book you already have better sources of illustration.

This book has as funny a military vignette as will be found anywhere. Real Private Hargrove stuff.
Giamah
My uncle was there and in a unit very similiar to the ones in this book. What the American people do not know, of course they do not care nowadays, is that when the American Army confronted the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS in battle in Italy or France, 60% of the Wehrmacht and 70% of the Waffen SS, was in Russia. Also, the German Forces were outnumbered in the Eastern Front 6 to 1, and in the Western Front, they were outnumbered 7 to 1. Little Germany was fighting, in 1944, all of Britain and its Commonwealth countries, the United States, the Soviet Union, and what was left of Free France and some units even from Poland, all at once. Victory for the allies was not as a big deal as they would have you think.
Vareyma
Overall a very well written book with many personal insights of what battle was like on the Eastern Front. The only negatives were that the photos really looked poor because of the paper they were printed on and that the map on page 78 showing the front in 1942 was very hard to read and zoomed in enough so that it was virtually impossible to tell what part of the front it was. I bought it primarily for the first hand reports and they were excellent. If its photos you want try the RZM or Schiffer publications.
Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front ebook
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