Book published by Pen and Sword in 2007, 216 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (N4245)
Brand New Book
From the front inside fly leaf: The prowess of the German panzers is the stuff of legend, but it is not generally known that Hitler stole over 10,000 British, Czech, French, Italian, Polish and Soviet tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles to feed his war machine. He also gained another 6,000 through various alliances. At the height of his extraordinary military success over 25 per cent of the German tank fleet was of foreign origin, and the triumph of the blitzkrieg of 1939-41 was partly attributable to the great panzer heist he carried out across the continent of Europe.....
In this fascinating and meticulously researched investigation Anthony Tucker-Jones tells this hitherto unrecorded story. He traces the development of Germany's foreign armour before and during the war and describes how captured fighting vehicles - tanks, self-propelled guns, assault guns, armoured cars and personnel carriers - were reused by the German army throughout the conflict, and the book also assesses the impact of this foreign armour on the major German campaigns against the Allies in Western Europe, the Balkans, North Africa and on the Eastern Front