The German Tank Destruction Badge in World War II
The close-range engagement of tanks became extremely important mainly because of the Soviet T-34 and KV-I tanks, which for a long time were superior to all German tanks and anti-tank guns.
Frequently employed in small groups of three to five tanks to support the infantry, these Russian tanks could often be put out of action with close-range weapons.
This book provides a concise account of Tank Destruction Badge, and the close-range combating of tanks.
In addition to a description of the special badge and the most commonly used weapons, it includes operational accounts by recipients of the badge.