Panzergrenadiers 1942–1945

Ian Baxter

 
Date Published :
June 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399003742
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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Using 250 photographs, this addition to the Images of War series examines Hitler's elite armored infantry: the Panzergrenadiers.

The term Panzergrenadier was introduced in 1942 and applied equally to the infantry component of Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and later Waffen-SS Panzergrenadiere divisions.

As this classic new Images of War book describes, these elite divisions fought as mechanized infantry and escort for and in close cooperation with panzers and other armoured fighting vehicles. Trained to fight both mounted and on foot, their priority was to maintain the fast momentum of armoured troops on the battlefield.

Using a wealth of rare, often unpublished, photographs with detailed captions and text, the author charts the fighting record of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Panzergrenadiertruppe units.

This includes their initial successes on the Eastern Front. But as defeat approached, they were forced on the defensive on all fronts including the bitter fighting in Italy and the Western Front. As well as describing their many actions, the book details the vehicles and weapons used and main personalities.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

REVIEWS
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"Lots of photos show panzergrenadiers hitching a ride on tanks, leaping off of half-tracks, and digging in. Plenty of diorama inspiration coupled with considerable field uniform details."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"It all makes for an excellent photo reference with enough historical content to whet one's desire to learn more about specific units and campaigns."

- ModelingMadness.Com

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