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Germany’s Greatest General?

Guderian, Heinz Wilhelm Guderian, Heinz Wilhelm (1888-1954), German general and leading theorist and proponent of tank warfare, who contributed greatly to the development of the blitzkrieg (lightning war) tactics used by Germany during World War II (1939-1945). Guderian was born … Continue reading

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The Desert Fox

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Holder of the highest Imperial decoration for bravery, the Pour le Merite, Rommel was appointed in 1939 to command Hitler’s escort and through that association got command of the Seventh Panzer Division for attack on France … Continue reading

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