In this “probing and literate examination of a brilliant maverick in search of ideals,” the man behind the German Blitzkrieg is revealed (History Net).
Widely regarded as the father of modern tank warfare, Generaloberst Heinz Guderian was a man ahead his time. He built the German tank corps—the Panzerwaffe—in the face of opposition from the German General Staff. He personally led the lightning campaigns by tanks and aircraft that put a large part of Europe under domination by the Third Reich. He was a brilliant rebel and a general whose personality, genius, and achievements far transcended those of Rommel.
Panzer General illuminates the struggles within the German hierarchy, both in the military and in the Nazi Party, for control of the Panzer forces, and sheds light on the crucial campaigns in Poland, France, and Russia.
Kenneth Macksey, himself a World War II veteran and member of the Royal Armoured Corps for more than twenty years, gives clear insight into the mind and motives of Guderian, showing him as a man of ideas and “a general who had the ability to turn inspiration into reality” (History Net).