Michael Wittmann & the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII


Book Description

  • The story of one of the most successful and decorated tank commanders of all time
  • Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle

    German Panzer ace Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank commander on any side in World War II, destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armored warfare is both combat biography and unit history, as Patrick Agte focuses on the life and career of Wittmann but also includes his fellow Tiger commanders in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Volume One covers the Eastern Front, where Wittmann racked up more than 100 kills and participated in the Battle of Kursk in 1943.

  • About Agte, Patrick

    Patrick Agte has written a biography of another renowned tank commander, Jochen Peiper (0-921991-46-0).