No twentieth-century military organization has been as widely studied as the German Army in World War II. Nevertheless, there are almost no truly integrated studies that cover the organizational, economic, personnel, doctrinal, and tactical factors that affected the panzer arm's performance. Drawing on German military documents as well as memoirs, battle reports, and other materials, DiNardo fills that gap with this detailed examination of the panzer arm from the interwar years through the end of World War II.
R. L. DiNardo is professor for national security affairs at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He lives in Virginia.