Panzer Ace by Richard Freiherr von Rosen audiobook

Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy

By Richard Freiherr von Rosen
Foreword by Robert Forczyk
Read by Nigel Patterson

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Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak Company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank). Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War.

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Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander.

After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak Company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank).

Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance.

Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to listen to and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War.

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The author's account is easy to listen to and not technical. Midwest Book Review

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Author Bio: Richard Freiherr von Rosen

Author Bio: Richard Freiherr von Rosen

Richard Freiherr von Rosen (1922–2015) served as a gunlayer on a Panzer tank during Operation Barbarossa, led a company of Tigers at Kursk, led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy, and in late 1944 commanded a battle group against the Russians in Hungary.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English