Panzerkampfgruppe Strachwitz by Michael Pruett – 2020 Reprint
Although many who are familiar with the ferocious fighting on the Eastern Front in World War 2 have heard of the three “Operations Strachwitz” through references and popular accounts, the most popular of which are the memoirs of Tiger ace Otto Carius in his best-selling book, Tigers in the Mud. Few have ever seen much in-depth coverage of the fighting or images of the battle area. All that has changed with this book, which presents the reader with an overview of the small-unit actions that constituted the fighting associated with these three operations. The images feature the three most famous armoured formations that participated: schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 (Otto Carius’ Tiger battalion), the Führer-Begleit-Bataillon (Hitler’s headquarters bodyguard consisting of soldiers from Großdeutschland and other named formations) and Panzer-Grenadier-Division ‘Feldherrnhalle’. Most of the photos have never been previously published.
Author: Michael Pruett
Physical: Hardcover, 280x215mm, landscape
I: Order of battle for Panzergrenadier-Division ‘Feldherrnhalle’
III: Rank Table
IV: Additional Photographs of the Armored Formations Involved