Book review: Panzer Gunner

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Born in Canada of German parents, the author of this glossy book found himself transported back to Germany in time to end up fighting as a panzer crew member on the Eastern Front.

 

Author: BRUNO FRIESEN

 

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Born in Canada of German parents, the author of this glossy book found himself transported back to Germany in time to end up fighting as a panzer crew member on the Eastern Front. That in itself sets this apart, as Bruno had little grasp of German when arriving in Germany, but was soon indoctrinated by the NSDAP state machinery. When old enough he joined the Wehrmacht and went went into training.

This, then, is a fairly rambling recollection of leisure, training, tactics and practical operation of the Jagdpanther. It’s very much a personal, warts and all story, with as much relish for the brothels of Trieste as the combat at the front.

 

• Helion & Company

• ISBN 978-1-9128-6604-5

• 230 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in The Armourer October 2019 issue 

 

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