By Gordon Williamson.
In World War II the Panzer crews spearheaded every major campaign or battle from the invasions of Poland and France to the last great counter-offensive in the Ardennes. Germany's Panzer crews fought on every front and along the way earned a formidable reputation for elan in attack and steadfastness in defence.
This book charts the recruitment, training, service conditions and combat experience of a typical World War II German tank crewman serving on various fronts - from the scorching heat of the Western Desert to the frozen tundra of the Eastern Front.
It features many unpublished photographs which have come from two main sources - private collectors and Panzer veterans themselves.