Panzer Commander : The Memoirs of Hans von Luck Hardback
Panzer Commander is one of the classic memoirs of the Second World War.
A professional soldier, Hans von Luck joined the Panzerwaffe in its earliest days, where he served under Erwin Rommel, and went on to fight in the Blitzkrieg in Poland, France and the Soviet Union.
He then served with the Afrika Korps in the Western Desert, and tells of the sometimes chivalrous relationship with the British 8th Army.
After the collapse in Africa, he returned to Europe and fought throughout the Normandy campaign.
Captured by the Soviets at the end of the war, he was held for five years in a prison camp.
After the war, he formed friendships with those who had been his opponents during the war, including Major John Howard, who had led the capture of Pegasus Bridge.
With a new preface by the author's widow, this unique and valuable account of one man's war and its aftermath is required reading for all those interested both in military history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 305 pages
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/05/2013
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781848326941