Panzer Tactics

Tank Operations in the East, 1941-42

Oskar Munzel

This book discusses a number of operations undertaken by the XXXXVIII Panzer Corps in the direction of the Black Sea in 1941 and 42.
Date Published :
June 2021
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Linden Lyons, Matthias Strohn
Series :
Die Wehrmacht im Kampf
Illustration :
21 maps
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781612009896
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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A detailed analysis of raids and advances taken by panzer units on the Eastern Front in 1941-42.

This book discusses a number of operations undertaken by the XXXXVIII Panzer Corps in the direction of the Black Sea in 1941 and 42. It explores the tactics used and why they were successful, based upon the detailed combat reports prepared by the corps staff immediately after each battle.

Die Wehrmacht im Kampf is a series published in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s. Written by ex-members of the German army in WWII, it provides important information not available elsewhere on the German army’s perspective of many crucial campaigns and battles. None of the volumes have previously been available in English. Each volume has a modern introduction by Professor Matthias Strohn, expert on the German army.

About The Author

Linden Lyons holds a master’s degree in history from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He also studied German at the University of Freiburg and librarianship at the University of Canberra. He is the translator for Panzer Operations, Vitebsk, and Leningrad in the Die Wehrmacht im Kampf series.

Matthias Strohn, MSt (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, is Head of Historical Analysis at the Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research, the British Army’s strategic think tank, Visiting Professor of Military Studies at the University of Buckingham, and a member of the academic faculty at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Matthias was educated at the universities of Münster (Germany) and Oxford. He holds a commission in the German Army and is a member of the military attaché reserve, having served on the defense attaché staffs in London, Paris and Madrid. Prior to this, he served as Military History Instructor at the German Staff College in Hamburg. He deployed to Iraq (with the British Army) and Afghanistan (with both the British Army and the German Bundeswehr). Matthias has published widely on 20th-century German and European military history; he has authored and edited 14 books and numerous articles.


I. Raid by XXXXVIII Panzerkorps, Black Sea
II. The raid by II. Panzerkorps towards Kiev
III. The raids by two panzerkorps in the battle of Kiev
IV. The Raid by XXIV. Panzerkorps for Susha and Tula
V. The Advance of 1. Panzerarmee into the Caucasus
VI. Experiences with panzer raids


"This is a great work on a small slice of operations on the Eastern Front during the first two years of the war."

- A Wargamers Needful Things

"...the author is able to both instruct and mentor the reader on elements of operations that only one who has experienced the cauldron and stress of battle can truly appreciate."

- The Military Reviewer

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