Panzer Ace (Hardback)
The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy
+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)
Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates
Order within the next 6 hours, 54 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!
|Other formats available||Price|
|Panzer Ace Kindle (89.1 MB) Add to Basket||£15.00|
|Panzer Ace ePub (46.2 MB) Add to Basket||£15.00|
Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly-decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. His memoirs are richly illustrated with contemporary photographs, including key confrontations of World War II.
After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak Company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank.)
Only 489 King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armour at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilised, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to read and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War.
The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to read and not technical. It adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated during the Second World War.Military Vehicles magazine, August 2018
As featured 'ON THE SHELF'Wargames Illustrated, March 2018