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If you like tanks - you'll love this book,
This review is from: Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander (Hardcover)
Vasiliy Krysov took part in, and survived, some of great tank battles of WW2, including Stalingrad and Kursk. His war started as a Lieutenant commanding a KV-1S main battle tank, followed by command of various self-propelled guns, and ended up with company command in a T34 regiment.
Krysov is one of a very few remaining veterans of the Red Army's advance through Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and into Germany: As such his book merits attention. And better still, he was never a member of the Communist Party so his account is refreshingly free from politics and dogma.
Some of the prose betrays the fact that the book is translated from Russian into English. And a few Americanisms have crept in, such as the use of the word `tankers' instead of `tankies'. But overall it reads very well.
Panzer Destroyer contains enough to engage anyone who is interested in the Second World War. But, if you like tanks - you'll love this book.