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Book recommendation: Panzerkrieg volume 1 by Jason D. Mark

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4 hours ago, Kaunitz said:

Thanks! I guess the titles scared me off until now, but I will definitively take a look! :)

What I found most interesting in the accounts I've read so far is how slow and steady WWII still was. For some reason, I expected more manoevre, when in reality, the front moved only so much (until a general retreat, in which case total chaos broke loose). Every day, officers did their recon in the morning, throughout the day battalion areas were shelled (positions are judged based on the average number of shells they receive per day), patrols were sent out into no-man's land, the enemy was constantly observing your trenches and you were observing his. If you made good some ground because of the enemy's retreat or because of your own (rare) attack, you dug in instantly in order to secure your gains. I just find it interesting that from my impression of the WWII accounts, it was still so much dominated by trenches + artillery. 

I absolutely agree. Most books are therefor almost boring, especially when you expect lots of action. The titles. Well, Catchy titles sell better, but you won't find any disturbing extreme stuff in these books. These guys have seen where that led to.

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As I’ve posted elsewhere, I am a huge fan of Jason Mark and his Leaping Horseman books.

I received an email that there is a sale with 25% off, on six titles. EOFY18US is the code. The books are;, panzerkrieg I, iron cross brig, Croat legion, into oblivion, an arty in Stalingrad, an inf in Stalingrad.

fingertyping on the move. Forgive the typos and contracted titles.

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3 hours ago, c3k said:

As I’ve posted elsewhere, I am a huge fan of Jason Mark and his Leaping Horseman books.

I received an email that there is a sale with 25% off, on six titles. EOFY18US is the code. The books are;, panzerkrieg I, iron cross brig, Croat legion, into oblivion, an arty in Stalingrad, an inf in Stalingrad.

fingertyping on the move. Forgive the typos and contracted titles.

I have most, but not all, of them, so I will take a look. Thanks!

Last week I've finally found a reasonable priced copy of Kampfraum Arnheim. It cost me € 100,- ($ 115,-) and years looking for it.

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7 hours ago, c3k said:

As I’ve posted elsewhere, I am a huge fan of Jason Mark and his Leaping Horseman books.

I received an email that there is a sale with 25% off, on six titles. EOFY18US is the code. The books are;, panzerkrieg I, iron cross brig, Croat legion, into oblivion, an arty in Stalingrad, an inf in Stalingrad.

fingertyping on the move. Forgive the typos and contracted titles.

I don't own the Arty and Inf memiors, not the Croat Legion and the book of Stalingrad photos or the recent Kursk book. Really want Croatian book. Plus the book about paras in Stalingrad due to be published looks great aswell.

 

haven't been let down by his books yet!

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if you want to read what I consider to be the best eastern front work I would recommend operation Barbarossa by brian fugate. his work was the first of its kind in dealing with the realities of the failure of Barbarossa. at least its publication in 1983 is certainly far dated compared to what I have seen out there. it was published when the truth of Russian operations began to surface. be warned its not very kind to some of our heros such as guderian. much of the work is about the disunity in the german staffs and was written with the current conditions of the cold war in mind and what could happen to nato. its narrative is very professional and mostly depicts the success of agc and its failures...its also talks about Russian failure such as allowing the encirlclemnt of the sw front and the possibilities of exploitation into the don region instead of say typhoon. great read and rather brief overall.

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On 7/16/2018 at 1:47 PM, grungar said:

if you want to read what I consider to be the best eastern front work I would recommend operation Barbarossa by brian fugate. his work was the first of its kind in dealing with the realities of the failure of Barbarossa.

Have you read Barbarossa Unleashed, by Luther?  I haven't read Fugate, but Luther's book is my favorite on Barbarossa so far.  But of course you haven't read "unkind" towards the German military until you've read Stahel's books, all based on German sources...

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