Books: Memoirs of the Wehrmacht

PANZER LEADER [528 pp.)—Heinz Guderian—Dutton ($7.50).

Watching a weapons demonstration at Kummersdorf one day in 1933. Chancellor Adolf Hitler exclaimed with delight: "That's what I need! That's what I want to have!" The man who was giving him what he wanted was a stocky Pomeranian lieutenant colonel named Heinz Guderian, showing off his new Panzers and motorized troops. He had developed them in the face of opposition from most of the Wehrmacht generals and he had brought them a long way from the days when schoolboys used to slit his canvas dummy tanks for...

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