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4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but boring at start, 29 May 2012
This review is from: Achtung Panzer!: The Development of Tank Warfare (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)
Seeing the praise the other reviews gave 'Achting-Panzer!', I immediately jumped at the opportunity to purchase it. It seemed like a revered classic, the first true book about the basis of modern tank warfare, and the personal handbook of the infamous panzer commanders throughout the second world war. However, the book was not everything I expected.

For the first part, the first 160 pages of the book seemed like history, and were the vessel of the actual reason why Guderian wrote this book: to promote the tank to the higher command so that more would be ordered and the panzer arm of Germany would grow along with the other arms of the army. Thus, he commonly quotes times and battles in the first world war (E.g. Cambrai) in order to show the higher command that the tank was one of the factors that forced Germany into submission, and how only by learning from their defeats and using this new technology will Germany be able to conduct a viable land campaign.

It is really only on page 160 when he starts going into detail on how formations should be crafted, and also puts great stress on the necessity of how all arms of the military should co-operate with the tanks to achieve a total and complete victory. It is from here on that I started to be truly interested in the book and learned a great deal about the original tactics of tank warfare.

All in all, I would recommend this book to a wide range of audiences that are interested in history of WW1, the development of tanks and their tactics, or both which definatly gives this book a good rating. However, I believe that the actual interesting tactical information that I was actually after was crammed into less than 60 pages at the very end of the book. Although to some degree justifiable (as his whole theory of tactics were simply theoretical reasoning), this fact did disappoint me somewhat so I am only prepared to give it 4 stars.
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