Panzer Ace The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander
Panzer Ace the Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander
by Richard Freiherr von Rosen
Publisher: Greenhill Books (February 23, 2018)
This is a memoir of a Panzer crewman and his rise to be a senior Panzer Commander. From his early start in the Panzer arm to commander of a King Tiger, one of the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, at the end of the war.
The book is studded throughout with close to 400 period black and white images of the author in various locations where he served. There are also many documents containing his name as well that some may find of interest.
The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to read and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War.
Foreword by Robert Forczyk
1. The Second World War Begins
2. On the Eastern Front (June-August 1941)
3. My Quiet Time in the Third Reich (February 1942--January 1943)
4. Back to Russia (January-May 1943)
5. Operation Zitadelle (June-July 1943)
6. The Invasion Front, 1944
7. Operation Goodwood
8. At the Sennelager Camp (September-October 1944)
9. The Collapse, 1944-1945
10. Military Hospital and the End of the War (February-July 1945)
11. Home Again
12. A Prisoner of the French
Richard Freiherr von Rosen - Military Career
This book will make for an excellent read for those that enjoy memoirs of soldiers exploits on the battlefield and there time in World War Two. Tons of pictures of various Panzers and other German military vehicles and equipment that will sure to please the modeller.
My thanks to Carlie at Casemate US for the copy to review.