Panzer III

Hitler's Beast of Burden

Anthony Tucker-Jones

 
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
160 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473891050
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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The Panzerkampfwagen III Panzer III was one of the German army's principal tanks of the Second World War, yet its history is often overlooked in comparison to its more famous successors the Panzer IV, Panther and Tiger. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this volume in the Images of War series, provides a visual account of the tank in over 150 wartime photographs and describes in a concise text its development and operational history.

The Panzer III was designed as part of Hitler's re-armarment program in the mid-1930's and played a key role in the German blitzkrieg offensives in Poland, France and the Soviet Union. Although it lacked adequate firepower and could not match more advanced Allied tanks like the T-34, it stayed in service in North Africa and on the Eastern Front and it was still encountered in action in Normandy towards the end of the war. Its reliable chassis was also adapted for assault gun production. In this form, as the Sturmgeschtz III, it took part in the defensive battles fought by the Wehrmacht as it retreated in Italy, France and eastern Europe.

Anthony Tucker-Jones's selection of photographs show the Panzer III in every theater of the war and at every stage, and his text gives an insight into the design history and fighting performance of this historic armored vehicle.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitler’s T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitler’s Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

REVIEWS
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Another tome from Anthony Tucker-Jones where he relates the story of the Panzerkampfwagen III. Whilst not as well-known as its stable mate the Panzer IV or the more formidable Panther and Tiger, the Panzer III played a prominent role in the early campaigns in Poland, France and the Low Countries as well as the Western Desert and the early stages of the campaign on the Eastern Front

- Military Modelling, September 2017

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