Panzer Reconnaissance Thomas Anderson

Panzer Reconnaissance By Thomas Anderson
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The Panzer Reconnaissance units were the eyes and ears of the German armoured forces in World War II. This book uses rare first-hand accounts and previously unseen images to tell the full history of these somewhat unknown Nazi units.

When the Wehrmacht was first formed in 1935, tactical reconnaissance was carried out by motorcycle rifle units (Kradschützen). However, with the development and large-scale introduction of wheeled armoured vehicles in the late 1930s, the establishment of (Aufklärungs-Abteilungen) began. These units were equipped with a mixture of armoured cars and motorcycles, and often operated far ahead of the battlefront to survey the terrain, observe enemy positions and identify enemy forces - key information required ahead of any armoured assault.

In the second half of the war, with Germany on the strategic defensive, armoured reconnaissance troops found themselves increasingly drawn into combat operations, and even holding sectors of the line, while more modern equipment was introduced the use of motorcycles were phased out and purpose-built armoured personnel carriers were adopted.

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Hard Boards with Dust Jacket
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1st edition

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