Panzer IV at War, by Paul Thomas, subtitled 'Images of War - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives'
Published by Pen and Sword in 2012, 144 pages. Softback (N5373)
Brand New Book
From the rear side cover: Uniquely the Panzer IV, the standard German battle tank, was in production and action throughout the Second World War. As such it saw action in all Hitler's major campaigns, whether in Poland, France, North Africa, Italy, Russia and North West Europe.
Between 1936 and 1945, over 8,000 Panzer IV's were built. For most of the war it was a match for Allied armour. Initially designed as an infantry support tank, its chassis was converted into more variants than any other. In addition to the various prototype projects and command tanks, these included observation vehicles, ammunition carriers, recovery vehicles, amphibious armoured ferries and anti-tank vehicles. Simultaneously these formidable tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever increasing enemy threat.
With rare images of all the many variants of this remarkable armoured fighting vehicle and comprehensive text, this further addition to the Images of War series is a 'must have' book for collectors, war gamers, model makers and Second World War enthusiasts.