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Panzer Commander
Panzer Commander
Author: Hans von Luck
Panzer Commander is the story of a remarkable soldier who was awarded his country's highest military decorations, including the German Cross in gold and the knight's Cross. Commander of Germany's 21st Panzer Division during World War II and a protege of Field Marshal Rommel, Colonel Hans von Luck served in an army that is widely rega...  more »
ISBN: 317746
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 312
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Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Very interesting book from a former German combat commander. Relates his experiences in various theaters and his friendships with many of his "enemies," before, during and after the war. Most interesting is his 5-year experience in the Soviet prisoner of war camps after the fall of Berlin.

Yet, while reading this book you are told repeatedly that most German soldiers disliked Hitler and his Nazis, very few Germans knew about the concentration camps and that Communists are very nice people.

Reads like he had a political agenda to me. Especially when you consider that, after his imprisonment, he did quite well serving as a speaker or consultant to many of the armed forces that once opposed the Germans.

There are too many other scholarly works that present a totally different view than von Luck presents in his book.


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