Panzer III at War 1939-1945, by Paul Thomas, subtitled 'Images of War - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives'
Published by Pen and Sword in 2013, 144 pages. Softback (N5800)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: The Panzer III saw almost continuous action from the the annexation of Czechoslovakia, the invasion of Poland and then France and the Low countries, in North Africa, Italy, the Eastern Front and, finally, the retreat back into Germany.
Between 1936 and 1945, many thousands of Panzer III's were built. It quickly demonstrated its superiority on the battlefield and, for most of the war, remained a match for its opponents' heavy tanks.
The superb collection of images show how these formidable tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever increasing enemy threat. The expert commentary describes how the Germans carefully utilized all available reserves and resources into building numerous production variants and how they coped on the battlefield. This is a splendid description of the one of the Nazis' foremost fighting machines and a worthy successor volume to the acclaimed Panzer IV at War.