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Excellent insight into recon-armor warfare during WWII...,
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This review is from: Panzer Commander (World War II Libary) (Mass Market Paperback)
... as well as the personal experiences of a German career officer
Anybody who complains about this book not being gory or technical or explicit enough misses the point: This is a member of German aristocracy writing this, an old gentleman, naturally he will show some reserve. Furthermore, he is a soldier who has been there, not a historian. As such, he has no need to recount every detail of someone's body being blown to bits. From what these men (on all sides) must have seen, that comes as a matter of course. Leave it to the Spielbergs of the world to provide the images.
The fact the Oberst von Luck was asked by the British and other parties to give account of the fighting surrounding 'Operation Goodwood' (beachhead breakout attempts after the D-day landing) ON LOCATION for many years during the latter part of the 20th century, should put to rest any doubts of whether he speaks of things with authority.