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interesting but could have been shorter
on 22 June 2010
This is the first account I read on Waffen SS Tank troops. It surely is a detailed account of Wittmann's exploits, you almost get a day to day account of his where abouts and with whom he spoke that day. What lets the book down a bit is the fact that many parts in the book are mentioned more than once. Part 1 contains a whole section that re/occurs about 10 pages later in full.
I only read part 1 and only pick up part 2 if it's in the bargain bin.
Nevertheless, I found this book provides you with insight in how these soldiers went to war and how the tank units were built up. It also contains many previously unseen pictures from personal archives.
Personally I prefer Otto Carius' own account a more pallatble read than this book.(also by Stackpole)
Last but not least, I appreciate the fact that more and more of these accounts from the Axis side of WW II become available in English language.