The Combat History of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508: In Action in Italy with the Tiger I
The Combat History of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508, In Action in Italy with the Tiger I (with contributions by former battalion members and edited by Kurt Hirlinger): 188 pages with 199 photographs, 6 pages of unit organizational diagrams and 10 pages of colour artwork. This title is similar to the history of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 inasmuch as it is a unit history as written by veterans of the unit.
Divided into sections – headquarters company, maintenance company and the three tank companies – the book captures the remembrances of those who were with the battalion when it formed, during its operations in the difficult tank country of Italy and the final fighting in Germany and northern Italy, often as infantry.
The text is enhanced with all the photographs from the original German edition, plus approximately 100 more from a variety of sources around the world. In addition, this volume has 10 pages of colour artwork by the internationally famous military-vehicle artist Jean Restayn.
Author: Kurt Hirlinger
Photos: 199 black & white photos
Illustrations: 8-pages of colour illustrations
Physical: Hardcover, 300x230mm, portrait
- The Stabskompanie
1.1 The Aufklärungs-Zug
1.2 The Flak-Zug
1.3 The Nachrichten-Zug
- The Panzer-Kompanien of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
2.1 1./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
2.2 2./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
2.3 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 508
2.4 Sondereinheit Meyer
- The Panzerwerkstatt-Kompanie
Appendix A: Colour Artwork
Appendix B: Photo Addendum
Appendix C: Remote-Control Operations
Appendix D: Unit Insignia