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The Tiger Project: Germany's World War II Tiger Tank Crews, Book One: Alfred Rubbel by: Dale Richard Ritter
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The Tiger Project - A Series Devoted to Germany's World War II Tiger Tank Crews, Book One: Alfred Rubbel - Schwere Panzer (Tiger) Abteilung 505 by: Dale Richard Ritter
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Author: Dale Richard Ritter
Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 168
Size: 8.5 x 11 in.

Product Code: SO-SCM-2004-0764320009-X2

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This book is the first in a proposed series that will delve into the inner workings of Germany's most fearsome panzers of the Second World War, the Tiger and Tiger II. There are many books already in publication that deal with various aspects of the Tiger series of tanks but few include more than minimal biographical information of the men who crewed these battlefield behemoths. Based mainly on interviews, personal diaries, and recollections, the series will present to the reader the German Tiger and KingTiger crewmen as soldiers who had the opportunity to serve as a member of a crew and unit that fielded an extraordinary and deadly weapon. The series will include _all_ levels of soldiers from the Tiger-abteilung commanders, down to the drivers, loaders, gunners, and radio-operators. This first book is devoted solely to Alfred Rubbel, who served with the Panzertruppe on the Russian front from the opening of Operation Barbarossa through to the end of the war When the new Tiger-obteilungs were raised, Rubbel was assigned to one as a newly commissioned offiicer. Throughout his years in the panzers he experienced both the elation of the opening successes of Barbarossa and the demoralizing withdrawal back over the borders of the Third Reich. Combining his military experiences with over 200 photographs, the majority of which are previously unpublished, creates a very readable account from an everyday soldier who also happened to have the privilege of serving in one of the most successful tanks ever produced.

Over 220 b/w photos, maps

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