The Eastern Front 1941-43
Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781846033384, 96pp.
Publication Date: October 21, 2008
In this book, the organizational history of the Panzer divisions is covered, from the early successes of 1941 through to the dramatic re-organization of the Panzer Divisions and the introduction of revised Blitzkrieg tactics as the war began to turn and the Panzer divisions experienced their first taste of defeat. Pier Paolo Battistellii examines the impact of the introduction of the Panther tank shortly before the final failure at Kursk, and goes on to explain the evolution of German armored doctrine, tactics and the command system, providing a detailed overview of the major combat actions of the Panzer Divisions on the Eastern Front.
"Part of Osprey's Battle Orders series, this is a very informative book, showing that the author has done a considerable amount of research into the material." - Thomas Houlihan, World War II Database (September 2009)