This book is based on two intelligence reports that were produced from translations of captured German documents. The Panzer Division was constrained by logistics more often than supported. This primary source information provides a unique insight. – Highly Recommended
NAME: Panzer Rollen, The Logistics of a Panzer Division From Primary Sources FILE: R2809 AUTHOR: PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Coda Publishing BINDING: soft back PAGES: 127 PRICE: £12.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, World War 2, Second World War, Cold War, intelligence services, Panzer Division, logistics, intelligence digests
IMAGE: B2809.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yxara666 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This book is based on two intelligence reports that were produced from translations of captured German documents. The Panzer Division was constrained by logistics more often than supported. This primary source information provides a unique insight. - Highly Recommended When Germany began in WWII, the concept of a combined arms force of armoured fighting vehicles, mechanized infantry and close air support was still awaiting enough new equipment to fully engage in action. Much of German transport, even to hauling artillery pieces, depended on the horse. The early armoured vehicles were relatively thin-skinned, lightly armed, often defeated by terrain, an mechanically unreliable. The Pkw I and II tanks were light reconnaissance vehicles more suited for training than combat. By the end of WWII, the German Army was largely independent of the horse in the front line and equipped with some formidable armoured vehicles, but these were in generally inadequate numbers and short of fuel and ammunition. The fast moving armoured Division introduced new demands on logistics. After the first struggle to ensure an adequate number of support vehicles and equipment to move the essential supplies to the armour, there was the not inconsiderable challenge of working out where to send the supplies when the battle front could be fast moving. This book is essentially two German field manuals. One deals with the armoured fighting vehicles and the second deals with the mechanized infantry. Together they provide a unique insight, from the German point of view, into the operation of armoured forces in the field. This is essential reading for any historians and enthusiasts studying the armoured warfare of WWII.