Military history

Panzers At War 1939-1942

Panzers At War 1939-1942

“Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.”
General Erwin Rommel

A fascinating account of a deadly combination: the supreme German weapon of war in the hands of the finest military tacticians of last century.

Illustrated throughout with full coverage of all the tank battles and campaigns in the Second World from the Polish Blitzkrieg to Rommel’s final defeat in the African desert, along with commanders, strategy, tactics and technical details.

INTRODUCTION: A NEW THREAT

Chapter 1. DARWINISM GONE MAD

Chapter 2. THE PANZER DIVISIONS

Chapter 3. SOVIET CO-OPERATION

Chapter 4. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TANK FORCE

Chapter 5. THE CLOSED WORLD

Chapter 6. THE PANZER DIVISIONS ARE FORMED

Chapter 7. THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Chapter 8. BATTLEFIELD TACTICS

Chapter 9. THE AUSTRIAN PRIZE

Chapter 10. THE CZECH TANKS

Chapter 11. ENTER WITTMANN

Chapter 12. TOWARDS THE CONFLAGRATION

Chapter 13. TANK TERMINOLOGY

Chapter 14. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN SD.KFZ.101

Chapter 15. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN II SD.KFZ.121

Chapter 16. TACTICS AND LOGISTICS

Chapter 17. MOVEMENT ORDERS

Chapter 18. OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES

Chapter 19. MAIN TYPES OF ATTACK

Chapter 20. INFANTRY TANK CO-OPERATION

Chapter 21. ARTILLERY-TANK CO-ORDINATION

Chapter 22. INSIDE THE PANZERS

Chapter 23. COMMUNICATIONS

Chapter 24. AMMUNITION

Chapter 25. GUN AND AMMUNITION NOMENCLATURE

Chapter 26. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III SD.KFZ.141

Chapter 27. INTO BATTLE

Chapter 28. THE GERMAN FORCES

Chapter 29. THE COST OF VICTORY

Chapter 30. WITTMANN IN BATTLE

Chapter 31. THE DANGEROUS WORLD

Chapter 32. CAPTURED POLISH ARMOUR

Chapter 33. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN IV SD.KFZ.161

Chapter 34. HITLER TURNS WEST

Chapter 35. THE BRITISH TANKS

Chapter 36. THE FRENCH TANKS

Chapter 37. CASE YELLOW

Chapter 38. FALL GELB ACTIVATED

Chapter 39. THE COUNTER ATTACK AT ARRAS

Chapter 40. CAPTURED TANKS

Chapter 41. CAPTURED TANKS IN GERMAN HANDS

Chapter 42. CAPTURED FRENCH TANKS

Chapter 43. THE SUMA FLAME-THROWERS

Chapter 44. CAPTURED BRITISH TANKS

Chapter 45. ENTER THE STURMGESCHÜTZ

Chapter 46. WITTMANN MOVES TO THE STURMGESCHÜTZ

Chapter 47. THE ALLIED VIEW

Chapter 48. A DANGEROUS DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 49. OPERATION MARITA

Chapter 50. CAPTURED BRITISH ARMOUR

Chapter 51. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 35(T)

Chapter 52. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 38(T) SD. KFZ.140

Chapter 53. ARMOURED VEHICLE NOMENCLATURE

Chapter 54. ESTIMATED GERMAN ARMOURED VEHICLE PRODUCTION 1933-1945

Chapter 55. THE WESTERN DESERT 1941-1942

Chapter 56. DIFFICULT CONDITIONS

Chapter 57. THE DESERT THEATRE

Chapter 58. A WAR OF ATTRITION

Chapter 59. THE GERMAN ADVANTAGE

Chapter 60. VEHICLE RECOVERY

Chapter 61. CAPTURED BRITISH TANKS

Chapter 62. DIEPPE 1942

Chapter 63. BARBAROSSA

Chapter 64. WITTMANN JOINS THE FRAY

Chapter 65. TOWN AND STREET FIGHTING

Chapter 66. THE ADVANCE CONTINUES

Chapter 67. THE T-34 MENACE

Chapter 68. THE KV-1 IN ACTION

Chapter 69. GERMAN COMMAND TANKS

Chapter 70. CAPTURED RUSSIAN TANKS

Chapter 71. THE STURMGESCHÜTZ IN RUSSIA

Chapter 72. THE FINAL ACT IN THE DESERT

Chapter 73. TIGERS IN THE DESERT

Chapter 74. UPGRADING THE GERMAN ARMOUR

Chapter 75. CAPTURED ALLIED TANKS

Chapter 76. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI SD.KFZ. 182