This is the first book in a new series of ten titles using the successful and visually appealing format of the Classic Colors series to examine the German Panzer force from its origins in the immediate post-First World War years through to the end of the Second World War. With clean and striking design, the series will focus on the campaigns of the German Panzerwaffe in the Second World War and the strengths and weaknesses of its commanders and operational methods.Each book will feature a detailed narrative text, describing the planning of each campaign, command and leadership within the Panzerwaffe, strategy and tactics, analysis of successes and failures, orders of battle, a technical overview of armored vehicle types and their variants, a focus on key commanders, individual units and theatre aces. The narrative texts of each book will be written by one or more acknowledged specialists in their field under the coordination of the Series Editor, John Prigent, himself a renowned expert on the German Panzerwaffe. Each title is supported by around 150 rare and fascinating photographs, specially commissioned color artwork of the tanks described and pictured, relief-style terrain maps, graphics illustrating tactics and battles, sidebars and text boxes.This is an exciting new series which, will apply a fresh and highly illustrated format to this subject matter, and provide much of interest for those absorbed in the history of mechanized warfare in the last century and offer much practical help for the military modelers.Future titles in the series will include:- The First World War and the evolution of the Panzerwaffe 1918-1936- German armor in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939- Austria and Czechoslovakia, 1938-1939- Blitzkrieg in Poland, 1939- Assault on Scandinavia, 1940- Attack in the West: the Low Countries and France, 1940 REVIEWS "very impressed with the photographs... very concise and informative... full of unseen quality photos. ...a must have for your book collection."Internet Modeler 01/2008"A valuable addition to any reference library as a companion to traditional text references. Sets the bar for the remaining Volumes to come in the Series."Armorama.com, 04/08
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