Guderian, Heinz Gunther
From Normandy to the Ruhr: With the 116th Panzer Division in World War II
Bedford, PA: Aberjona Press, 2001
Translated from the German
Pages: xiv + 607
Top Ten Award Winner
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Reference in news archive October 2001
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Feedback from Dan K on Thursday, 6 March 2003
Rates this book:
If you collect unit biographies then this is a must have. Written by a member of the unit since it was formed I found this book a joy to read.
It starts off with the units that were formed to make the 116th. Then the chapters go into where the unitfought and against who. It also mentions who commanded the units and their ultimate fate, whether killed, prisoner or transfered.
The last chapters of the book mention where the 116th Panzer Div ended up, with it's units fragmented all over WesternGermany and their ultimate fate too.
There are not too many photos, but the maps at the end of the book make following the history easy. The book is well researched to augment the authours memory. There is also a well spacing of quotes from diariesand radio records etc to make this one of the best books I have read in the last few months. No wonder it was in the top 10 for 2001.
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