Panzer Leader (book)

Panzer Leader (German: Erinnerungen eines Soldaten, literally "Memories of a Soldier") is an autobiography by Heinz Guderian. The book, written during his imprisonment by the Allies after the war, describes Guderian's service in the Panzer arm of the Heer before and during World War II.

Panzer Leader
Panzer Leader Book Cover.jpg
Cover of the Ballantine Book abridged version
AuthorHeinz Guderian
Original titleErinnerungen eines Soldaten
GenreWar novel, Biography
Publication date
Published in English
Ballantine Books, 1957
Media typePrint

The most prominent English language version is the 1952 translation by Constantine Fitzgibbon, with a foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart. The Da Capo Press editions have an additional introduction by Kenneth Macksey.

Known editionsEdit

  • Guderian, Heinz (1950) [1950]. Erinnerungen eines Soldaten (Original German ed.). Heidelberg: Kurt Vowinckel Verlag.
  • Guderian, Heinz (2001) [1952]. Panzer Leader (Da Capo Press Reissue ed.). New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-81101-4.
  • Guderian, Heinz (1957) [1952]. Panzer Leader (abridged) (First Ballantine Books ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345-25329-9.
  • Guderian, Heinz (1952). Panzer Leader. Delhi, India: Army Publishers, Hindustan Offset Press. Cover Title misspelled "Panzar Leader".
  • Copy of book on the Internet Archive

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