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German Tanks At War Hardcover – 31 Jan 2001


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: W&N; 1st Edition edition (31 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0304353949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0304353941
  • Product Dimensions: 29.8 x 21.8 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,204,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Illustrated throughout with specially created 3-D graphics and rare and not previously published photographs of German tanks in action on the battlefield, this is a history of the Nazi's supreme weapon - the vehicle that spearheaded almost every attack and all but won them the war.

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Bob Carruthers is a film-maker and producer of TV historical documentaries, of all periods, sold and broadcast around the world. He writes material for all media, and is the author of several companion books in this format, all published by Cassell.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By m_chiola@blueyonder.co.uk on 13 May 2001
Format: Hardcover
A few inconsistant 3D computer generated images and another lot of reprinted so called "never previously published" pictures are obviously not enough to justify such an expense.
In addition many illustrations are false, which is a real shame for such a book. Do you want examples:
- Pzkpfw 38(t): page 65 wrong layout of the turret main gun and coax + wrong placement of the cupola.
- Pzkpfw VI "Tiger": page 121 top view is inverted.
In addition the text carries a huge number of "clichés" and other "ready to think/speak" ideas which make it quite boring.
Definitely not worth the price...Avoid if you can.
The triple null was not available in the ratings, that is though my opinion on this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Hoare on 12 May 2001
Format: Hardcover
I reccommend this book to any one who is interested in the different types of tanks assault guns and tank destroyers employed by the german during world war 2. the book also gives firs hand accounts from panzer troops in battle and also includes writing from the american military intelligence book published towards the end of the war. over all a great all round account
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By gill1 on 23 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
An excellent, well written and detailed overview of the German tanks at War,explaining the different types of tanks and machinery used during this period. It was a really good read, and I would recommend it.
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By Falgelb on 5 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
There is no way the first reviewer can be serious ! Did he read the book ? This is a really fine book which carries a large amount of detail in addition to a really good overview .Well worth getting if you can find one .
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A Waste of Paper 9 Feb 2002
By Gerald P. Owens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Of all the books that have attempted to cash in on the recent popularity of World War Two subjects, this is one of the worst I've seen. It offers the usual potted history of the Panzer arm, and could just as well have been written in 1970. It has nothing new to add, despite the avalanche of fresh material which has been unearthed in the archives of Russia and Eastern Europe in the last ten years. What are truly appalling are the color illustrations, which are computer generated. This in and of itself would not be bad, but the illustrations resemble computer graphics from a 1980's video wargame blown up to full-page size. They are literally quite useless even for purposes of casual identification of the various types of tanks depicted (for instance, the Panzer IV turret has six sides in real life--in the drawing it has four). Proportions are wrong and details ignored or invented by the illustrator.
The photographs are no better. For the most part, they are the same propaganda shots we have been seeing for the last 60 years, but most are also marred by digital artifacts resulting from cheap scanning (whether this is the fault of the publishing house or the Slovenian subcontractor who actually printed the book I don't know). If you want a book on German World War Two Armor, get one by Thomas Jentz, Hilary Louis Doyle, Jean Restayn, Horst Scheibert, Bruce Culver, Uwe Feist or Walter Spielberger. All of these authors have solid scholarship to offer in the field, and provide good value for money. Give this book a pass.
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By Leslie Hulkower - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
i wanted the book for pictures at a low price.the price was good ,came fast great seller but the book was not what i wanted.The written was ok but the pictures left much out.some were small,not enough good ones.for me la bit less words and a lot more pictures would have fit in the same book.the captured tank information was interesting,i had not seen so much before
A very good book indeed 14 Mar 2003
By Geert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I like this book very much, it contains a lot of information.
And it has some very nice pictures and it's written in a very understandable language.
The only comment is that the book is written for people who know a little about the subject and want to learn more, it doesn't bring any new facts.(which is perfect for me)
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