Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander by Vasiliy Krysov

By Vasiliy Krysov

The day after Vasiliy Krysov comprehensive college, on 22 June 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and provoked a warfare of unheard of quantity and cruelty. For the following 3 years, as a tank commander, Krysov fought opposed to the German panzers in essentially the most extreme and harmful armored engagements in history–including these at Stalingrad, Kursk and Königsberg.

This is the awesome tale of his conflict. because the commander of a heavy tank, a self-propelled gun -a tank destroyer-and a T-34, he fought his method westward throughout Russia, the Ukraine and Poland opposed to a skillful and decided enemy which had formerly by no means identified defeat. Krysov again and again confronted difficult SS panzer divisions, just like the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Panzer department within the Bruilov-Fastov region in 1943, and the SS Das Wiking Panzer department in Poland in 1944. . Krysov used to be at Kursk and took part in a counterattack at Ponyri. The ruthlessness of this lengthy and sour crusade is vividly depicted in his narrative, as is the big scale and complexity of the fighting.

Honestly, and with a rare readability of keep in mind, he describes confrontations with German Tiger and Panther tanks and lethal anti-tank weapons. He was once wounded 4 instances, his crewmen and his commanding officials have been killed, yet he used to be fated to outlive and list his adventure of wrestle. His memoirs supply a compelling perception into the truth of tank battle at the japanese Front.

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