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on 18 August 2012
I now have all 3 German Vehichle books in this series. As with the other two, the photos are ok and the vehicle drawings are great (which is why I buy them). Yet again however the books are let down by poor editing and proofreading (is there any?). There are numerous errors with captions and information tables eg, picture of Panther but captioned as a Panzer 1, pictures stated to be Sdkfz 251 asufA, clearly not that version etc. Also for many of the units the written information tells us all about how they were named in ways to hide their true nature as they were in contravention of the Versailles Treaty, this becomes very boring page after page, why couldn't the editor have seen this and got the writers to explain this at the start and simply refer to this for the spcific units. As I said poor (lazy?) editing. It's a shame really as if they had done their jobs properly this (and the others in the series) could have been realy good introductory books to the subject.
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on 5 February 2015
In effect the book is adequate if you want some pretty pictures of elements of the units. However, if you wish something which clearly indicates the KStN, Gliederung, and thus the actual components of the divisions discussed in the book, this is not the title for you. Based on its sub-text that it is both a description of the vehicles used (it really only refers in passing to a few of them), a history of the divisions, and a decent reference text on the German Army motorised and panzer grenadier units, it fails in every way. Nafziger's books are better, and I would strongly refer you to the Lexikon der Wermacht website for more detailed data on most of these units.

Not a great title I am afraid.
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on 10 June 2016
very interesting
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on 16 February 2011
A classic wargamer and military modellers book. It consists of some basic unit history, lots of pretty full colour illustrations and unit organisations. My only real criticism is that there is a lot of padding. The same pics are shown over and over again as space fillers. The vehicle data is sparse and some looks suspect. None of this will matter to the target audience.
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on 13 September 2013
I am always flicking through this book, unit emblems and theatre of operations information. Good pictures, worth a buy, there are quite a few in the collection.
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on 10 April 2015
As with the other books in this series, the information it provides is just the job for modelers of armored vehicles and enthusiasts alike.
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on 18 November 2014
Good information Guide
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on 24 May 2013
My father is an avid historian who specialises in WWII history, particularly military history of the western front. For years he has constructed military models of tanks and light vehicles used by Nazi Germany, US, UK, France, Italy and Russia. He has been very pleased with the book, and has in fact bought the entire collection. In his opinion the true highlight of the books from this series is the listings of the configurations of companies, divisions etc of tank groups. He is very picky when it comes to books on WWII as many of them merely regurgitate the same facts as the next ones, but he felt that this was different enough to warrant purchase. I know he is very happy so that warrants 5 stars!
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on 18 January 2013
Good idea utterly ruined by poor execution, and basically being unedited, inconsistent in terminology, mis-captioned and in a lot of cases the same illustrations are used over and over again. Take it off the market, go back and edit it properly and re-release it.
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on 11 April 2008
This could have been a good book - had the editors spend a little effort on proof reading - but they didn't!
The idea of a overview of all german panzer grenadier divisions - their history, organisation etc. is sound and good - and together with the 2 sister books on German panzerdivisions and SS-panzer divisions - the reader will have a very good overview of all the german WWII panzerforces.

BUT - the book is so utterly filled with errors that its more than once you think about giving it up and not reading it to the finish!
Several places the unit number mentioned in the text doesn't match with the organisation chart that acompanies the chapter, several places the unit numbers unexplainly changes within the text - on page 122 the 36th infantry divison is referred to as the 25th infantry division, just to mention an exampel!
Throughout the book the authur claims that the Flak 30/38 was mounted in pairs on several smaller wehicles - like the Opel Blitz.
It was not!
The Opel Blitz is also shown many times - sometimes in the light 1 ton version - other times in the heavier version like the 3 ton - strangely enough the lenght is always reported the same - although the it differed a lot depending on the version.
All in all - all these faults and errors makes it a non-thrustworty book!
The idea is good - but the excecution so poor - that I can only recommend that you stay away from it.
I think the publishers should do a new version - with some solid editing and then offer to replace the old faulty version to all us unhappy readers.

Henrik
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