Hitler's Panzers: The Lightning Attacks That Revolutionized Warfare






by Dennis Showalter

Hitler’s Panzers presents the first comprehensive history of Nazi Germany’s armored forces, including the army’s tankers and their sinister partners in the Waffen SS. Among his strategic accomplishments, Hitler built self-contained armored units, able to operate without direct leadership. Their story is presented from multiple complementary perspectives in this unbiased account by scholar Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel: Men of War in the Twentieth Century.

In Hitler’s Panzers, Showalter demonstrates how the front-line imperatives of arms, doctrine, and tactics were integrated into the development of the panzers’ institutional character. He demonstrates the Panzers’ place in the military culture of the Third Reich; their role in World War II, and of course, their legacies - both the myths and the realities.