Summary

A stunning look at World War II from the other side.... From the turret of a German tank, Colonel Hans von Luck commanded Rommel's 7th and then 21st Panzer Division. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front - von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers. Awarded the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross, von Luck writes as an officer and a gentleman. Told with the vivid detail of an impassioned eyewitness, his rare and moving memoir has become a classic in the literature of World War II, a first-person chronicle of the glory - and the inevitable tragedy - of a superb soldier fighting Hitler's war.
©1989 Hans von Luck (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By R on 27-08-14

Shame he was on the wrong side

If you could sum up Panzer Commander in three words, what would they be?

Honest, forthright and non-sensasional

What did you like best about this story?

The very sincere way he felt about the fighting

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The journey back home and his feelings of the world he was now away from

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

He was a very honest man who must have felt bad that he was tarred with the brush of Nazism

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Steve V on 29-05-18

'Allo 'Allo

An interesting and absorbing subject from a participating character right at the centre of the action. My only issue with this audiobook is the narrator, why oh why did an American actor with a perfectly listenable voice insist on an 'Allo 'Allo style German accent that occasionally varied to French when pronouncing words such as 'adjutant'. I listened to the end purely for the sake of the story of an interesting officer.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Randall on 08-11-16

Reads like Forrest Gump ( a fiction )

This guy has a grand opinion of himself. We are expected to believe all these tales. Von Luck must have been Superman. All his deeds were honorable and all his enemies became good friends, and he was best friends with all the generals in Germany. This book can only be entertaining if you think of it as a fiction or you are very gullible. Maybe Von Luck has "added" a little each time he told his tales until he came up with this grandiose story.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Justin on 19-03-18

Great listen but be wary

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but do be wary. von Luck was pretty notorious for embellishing his stories. They tended to change slightly with each telling so take what you hear with a grain of salt.

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10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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