Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-139-1112-17, Heinz Guderian

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was a German general during noted for his success as a leader of Panzer units in the First War. Guderian had pioneered motorized tactics in the pre-war army, while keeping himself well-informed about tank development in other armies. In particular, he promoted the use of radio communication between tank-crews, and devised shock-tactics that proved highly effective.

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