Fighting Techniques of a Panzer Grenadier
By Matthew Hughes (Author), Chris Mann (Author)
During World War II, the Germans fielded 29 panzergrenadier divisions, in which the infantry units were fully motorized to operate alongside tanks and assault guns on the battlefield. Fighting Techniques of a Panzer Grenadier is an in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by Germany’s motorized infantry between 1941 and 1945. The analysis includes the specialist training given to Germany’s panzergrenadiers and how that translated into success on the battlefield, especially on the Eastern Front, where after 1943 the Germans fought a skillful and daring war of manoeuvre against overwhelming odds. The book also includes full descriptions of the weapons and other equipment used, from rifles to pistols to machine guns, and from flamethrowers to tanks to artillery. Illustrated with more than 90 photographs and artworks, Fighting Techniques of a Panzergrenadier is a comprehensive guide to the training, techniques and weaponry of these fighting men of World War II.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dr Hughes is Professor of Military History at Brunel University, London.