Publishers weekly starred review “Death Traps fills a critical gap in WWII literature. Weigley, author of eisenhower’s Lieutenants“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone. His stories are vivid, sorrow, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, horror, and triumph.
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It follows the men who fought in the tds from the formation of the force in 1941 through the victory over the Third Reich in 1945, through North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, describing a story of American flexibility and pragmatism in military affairs. Armored force designed specifically to kill enemy tanks in direct combat.
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Wolfgang faust was the driver of a tiger i tank with the Wehrmacht Heavy Panzer Battalions, seeing extensive combat on the Eastern Front in 1943-45. The only other surviving memoir by this author is 'The Last Panther' - an astonishing account of panzer warfare in the final hours of the Third Reich - also available on Amazon.
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While the battle of berlin in 1945 is widely known, the horrific story of the Halbe Kessel remains largely untold. This first-hand account by the commander of one of those panther tanks relates with devastating clarity the conditions inside the Kessel, and the subsequent running battles between overwhelming Soviet forces and the exhausted Reich troops, the ferocity of the breakout attempt through Halbe, who were using their last reserves of fuel, ammunition, strength and hope.
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