Originally written in German this unit history covers the history of an unusual Panzer Division in the Second World War. It describes its establishment shortly before the Polish Campaign and its combat record through the Polish, French, and Russian (until early 1942) campaigns. The Division was then withdrawn from Russia and refitted in France during 1942. Then, instead of returning to the Eastern Front, at the end of November 1942, it was sent to Tunisia to oppose the Allied landings in North Africa. Arriving piecemeal, it fought in Tunisia until the German forces there surrendered in mid-May 1943. For unknown reasons, the 10. Panzer-Division was not re-established, and so its impressive history ended prematurely.
This division participated in some of the most important battles of the entire war, including: the capture of Brest-Litovsk, the crucial crossing of the Meuse at Sedan that opened the way to the fall of France , the bloody battle at Stonne, the capture of Calais, the crossing of the Beresina, the drive on Moscow, the desperate defence against the Russian attacks at the beginning of 1942, and finally the hard-fought battle of the Kasserine Pass against numerically superior but ‘green’ US troops in Tunisia.
This complete divisional history is a good mixture of command level descriptions of the movements and fighting, as well as personal small unit accounts.
Published by J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, the Canadian publishing house that specialises in literature on the German armed forces of the World War II era. The press has received praise from North American and German writers for professionally produced text and illustrated books, also for providing a platform for authors who present an uncritical and historical portrayal of the German war effort during WW2.
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