Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans Von Luck by Hans Von Luck

Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans Von Luck

Hans Von Luck
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  • ISBN
    9780440208020 / 0440208025
  • Title Panzer Commander: The Memoirs of Colonel Hans Von Luck
  • Author Hans Von Luck
  • Category Land Forces & Warfare
    History
  • Format
    Mass Market Paperback
  • Year 1991
  • Pages 368
  • Publisher
    Dell Publishing Company
  • Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 107mm x 26mm x 171mm

Annotation

A stunning look at World War II from the other side...
From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front—von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers.
Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman. Told with the vivid detail of an impassioned eyewitness, his rare and moving memoir has become a classic in the literature of World War II, a first-person chronicle of the glory—and the inevitable tragedy—of a superb soldier fighting Hitler's war.

Publisher Description

Hans von Luck, a German professional soldier, writes his memoirs and describes his combat experiences as a Panzer commander who fought under Rommel and in every major theater of World War II.

Review
“For sheer breadth of recorded experience, no soldier's memoir can match it.”—“Military History Quarterly”“One of the more valuable World War II memoirs...an exceptional volume.”—“Booklist”“A soldier, a warrior, and a leader who never failed his men, and whose courage never faltered.”—“LibraryJournal”“The ultimate professional soldier...a personal history that may provide guideposts for the future.”—“Topeka Capital-Journal”

Author Biography

Hans von Luck was born in 1911 in Flensburg, Germany, the son of a naval officer. Although he would have preferred to study law, he followed the path of duty and in 1929 entered the Reichswehr as a cadet officer. In 1939 his motorized unit was one of the first to cross the frontier into Poland, marking the start of World War II. Thereafter he was constantly in action in every major theatre of war. He was wounded twice and received two of his country's highest awards for gallantry, the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross. He ended the war a full colonel, one of the youngest in the German army. He is married, for the second time, and has three sons.

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