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on 17 June 2015
This is a difficult book to read, and i would caution anyone who isnt already something of a veteran of operational military accounts to think twice before embarking on this particular campaign. The narrative is more functional than engaging - often 2 or 3 pages are spent describing various locations/terrains where a good map would have been far, far better. 4 colour maps are included but they are limited in scope, not placed concurrent to the text. They also span several days at a time - leading to cluttered depictions of the various fronts at various stages of the different battles. Personal accounts of the fighting are kept to a minimum unfortunately, as are descriptions/motivations of the leading generals (etc) leading to a rather dry series of campaign descriptions, and so one doesnt get a sense of the excitement or seriousness of the situations described within. The photos are the real stars of the show for me, and the glossy paper does them justice, though it would have been nice if the book was in a slightly larger format.
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on 27 March 2017
"Tomb of the Panzerwaffe" is about the German offensives in Transdanubian Hungary in 1945 and the respective Soviet counter measures. Despite the subtitle, which alludes to operation "Frühlingserwachen" in March of that year, the preceding German attacks to relieve Budapest are covered as well.

Being an introductory strategical and tactical account, you'll hardly find any tanker's or rifleman's report in here (accordingly, the plight of the population is left out, too). Yet, there are lots of details, especially with regard to the strength and equipment of the combatants.

It is hard to get books like this in German. Taking into consideration the impressive (for me mostly new) photographs, the authors' systematical approach and the publisher's splendid layout, "Tomb of the Panzerwaffe" gets my full marks.
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on 11 August 2016
A lot of photoes I never seen before, and good history.
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on 1 October 2016
Excellent researched book
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on 10 July 2015
good to get Soviet viewpoint on these battles.
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on 6 July 2014
Most of the history of this period is brief and there is even less from a Soviet point of view. So this is an interesting book and adds a different angle of the excepted history. A good balance although the majority of the pictures are of destroyed panzers, still I would recommend it.
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on 28 April 2015
Good book - nice pics of destroyed German armor.
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on 24 July 2014
really enjoyed this one, a very good book.
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on 19 August 2014
Very pleased with purchase.
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