Panzers in Berlin 1945 by Lee Archer, Robert Kraska and Mario Lippert. Reprint available July. Join the waiting list
This is the most complete study of the role of Panzers in the Battle of Berlin yet published, and what some reviewers called the book of 2019.
At 392-pages, the book is lavishly illustrated with 360 mostly unpublished photographs that take the reader from the retreat at Seelow to collecting wrecks from central Berlin. Years of painstaking research and a network of like-minded researchers from across the globe have enabled the authors to piece together the who, where, and why, including lists of wrecks documented by the military government in the immediate post-war period.
In addition to informative text and hundreds of photos, many pages include a QR code – just point your smartphone camera at the code to show the scene today in Google Street View. This feature has been widely accepted as a game-changer, and expect to see more of this in our future publications. A specially created separate map by Felipe Rodna shows Berlin as it was in 1945 and plots the locations of the wrecks.
Completing the coverage, acclaimed military artist Felipe Rodna has created sixteen pages of exquisite specially-commissioned artwork.
Authors: Lee Archer, Robert Kraska & Mario Lippert
Artist: Felipe Rodna
Language: English (UK)
Artworks: 16 specially commissioned diptychs
Maps: Three, and a separate map of Berlin in 1945
Physical: Hardcover, 277x214mm, landscape
SS-Pz.Abt.11, 11.SS.Freiw.Pz.Gren.Div. ‘Nordland’
Wachregiment ‘Großdeutschland’ Berlin
Flak.Abt./ Kdo.St. RF-SS Bgl.-Btl. RF-SS
The end of Pz.Abt.8 (20.Pz.Gren.Div)
1. Seelow – Battle and Retreat
2. Battle for the Outskirts
3. Neukölln & Tempelhof
5. Panzerkompanie (bo) ‘Berlin’
6. Panzer-Vernichter-Abteilung 1
7. Wilmersdorf & Schöneberg
11. Friedrichstraße Breakout
12. Schönhauser Allee Breakout
13. Spandau Breakout
14. Charlottenburg Bahnhof Scrapyard
15. Friedrichshain Volkspark Exhibition
16. Oddities & Unknown Locations
Sd.Kfz.251/9 als ‘Stuka zu Fuß’