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5.0 out of 5 stars Tiger on the prowl, 9 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius (Stackpole Military History Series) (Paperback)
Commander Carius started his career as a loader in a czech-built Panzer 38(t) before being wounded during the russian campaign. On his return is allotted a Tiger I, and then the real interesting part of the books starts.

Carius's first-hand accounts are very nice, being pointed to the tiger tactical employment (both at single, platoon and company / bataillon strength). It's nice to read how the german tankers employed their tigers, how they recovered them under enemy fire (or after a while, when the firefight has died out). It is also thrilling how the infantry division commanders (to which Carius's unit was attached to) failed to exploit the tiger's characteristics using it either as infastry support or as "the tigers will win just alone". Even interesting are the examples about how to first scout the terrain before running into the attack: Carius often travelled with its volkswagen)
I also liked the account about encounter with the SS: either the combatand troops at Narva front and his face-to-face meeting with Himmler (to give a medal to Carius). The final is also interesting as Carius is assigned to lead a company of Jagdtiger: powerful on chart, but very brittle and with green crews. The war has ended.
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