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6th Panzer Division Glory: Elite German Army Panzer Division  Vol 1 1940-41
6th Panzer Division Glory - Vol 1
Elite German Army Panzer Division
© 2011
340 pages; 20 chapters and 2 appendices
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6th Panzer Division Glory is a comprehensive study of one of the
German Army Panzer Divisions in World War II. As fate
ordained, some of the best
panzer leaders and soldiers of the
German Army, served with distinction in the elite 6th Panzer
helping to build 6th Panzer Division Glory. This e-book is
the most exhaustive study of
6th Panzer Division organization,
personnel, and operations from 1940 to 1945, in two volumes. These
two e-books are not only exciting, but also provide facts,
juxtapositions, and professional analysis found nowhere else in the
6th Panzer Division Glory will provide the reader with a
comfortable open door into the world of the
German Army's 6th
Panzer Division.
"After an overnight approach march (22-23 June), the Soviet 2nd Tank Division, of the 3rd Mechanized Corps, hit the 6th
Panzer Division from the southeast near the Tilsit-Shauliya highway.  It was here that German forces encountered a unit
equipped with the Soviet KV heavy tanks for the first time. On the evening of 23 June the Dubyssa bridgehead, which was
being held by Battle Group von Seckendorff, was attacked by powerful Soviet tank forces. The bridgehead was lost and
the battle group suffered heavy casualties.
It was here that the first of the new Soviet heavy tanks appeared, whose frontal armor was impervious to the shells of the
German 50mm antitank gun. The Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tanks weighed between fifty and sixty-two tons. Their frontal
armor was 85 millimeters thick.  Nearly 90% of the 6th Panzer Division's tanks were light tanks. Many of the tanks were
armed only with machine guns, or a 20mm Flak gun, or a 37mm main gun. Such small tanks with thin armor simply could
not stand up to most Soviet tanks, which were faster, with thicker armor and larger cannons. As the mostly obsolete
German tanks encountered the state of the art Soviet tank forces, the Germans were at a great disadvantage. Yet the
Germans won nearly every battle because they had superior men."
Excerpt from 6th Panzer Division Glory - Vol. 1: 1940-41

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