2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great, but lacking is some detail,
This review is from: Tigers in the Mud: The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius (Stackpole Military History Series) (Paperback)
Overall, I believe that 'Tigers in the Mud' is a fantastic book, and i recommend it to anyone that wishes to learn about the German armoured arm in WW2. The author describes his life and the overall experiences of him and his comrades on both the Russia front in the east and the American and English in the west.
The author also recounts the events with very little bias, and never says that he or his men were better than their foes, and only goes so far as to praise their bravery and determination (which is completely realistic to soldiers fighting for their country in total war). However, he might have gone slightly too far in this extent, as he describes more how life was like being part of the German panzer forces in WW2 rather than the actual battles, and in fact touches on them with a rather distant tone, almost as if he was a historian reviewing the events.
In summary, the book is a must buy for anyone who wishes to research into or is just plainly interested in the panzer forces of WW2, but do not expect the book to be filled with vivid scenes of warfare on every page, as it is much more centred on the actual lives and experiences of those in the Schwerer panzer Abteilung 502 in the second world war.