Panther: Panther and Jagdpanther Units Part 2
In the summer of 1944, the Russians launched a series of offensives, under the codename Operation Bagration, which would take the Red Army from the fields and villages of Byelorussia and Ukraine to the streets of Berlin. Forced onto the defensive, the Germans employed their armoured units as fire-brigades, shuttled from one sector to another to halt, or at least slow, the Soviet juggernaut.
The Panther tank and Jagdpanther tank destroyer were two of the most potent weapons in the Wehrmacht’s inventory, and both are examined in this book by Dennis Oliver and Stephen Andrew, their first for Bookworld Publishing. Following an earlier title, this volume concludes the unit histories of the army’s Panther battalions and chronicles the service of the Jagdpanther units on the Eastern Front. Complemented by 13 pages of painstakingly researched, exquisitely presented colour illustrations, black and white archive photos, detailed orders of battle, organisational charts and campaign maps, this book provides a superb reference for the military enthusiast, modeller and general reader. A further volume will cover the Panther units of the named formations, the Waffen-SS and the Luftwaffe.
Authors: Dennis Oliver and Stephen Andrew
No of Photos: 40+
No of Illustrations: 30+
No of Pages: 33
Physical: Softcover, 295x210mm, portrait