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By Helmut Ritgen

ISBN-10: 0850454530

ISBN-13: 9780850454536

Textual content via Oberst a.D. Helmut Ritgen with unique wartime photos via the writer. This well-informed account of the sixth Panzer department is mainly invaluable as the writer fought with the eleventh Panzer Regiment. It records the inception, formation and constitution of the department and chronologically follows its development during the warfare. The textual content is supported via color photos taken through the writer in the course of global battle II and provides an in depth exam of existence within the Panzers when concurrently documenting their relentless growth. Feared by means of Allied soldiers and devastating of their quick prosecution of the early warfare the Panzers have been the fashionable German struggling with males; good built, beautifully influenced and unstoppably profitable. until eventually the Allies have been in a position to consolidate their troops, re-engineer their gear and redraw their strategies the Panzers ruled Europe with a thunderous conquering strength.

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New excitement: THE WAR IS OVER. THE BOYS ARE COMING HOME! But the boys looked like old, old men, marching up Bedford Avenue rank on endless rank, wearing wide-brimmed hats and knee-high leggings, surrounded by flags and bands and all of us, cheering and waving our tiny American flags that had suddenly appeared from somewhere. We played our games in the streets and dodged the cars, though not alwaysforever I'll have the memory of a friend's limp, bloody body lifted off the huge bumper of a Pierce-Arrow.

There were no blacks in Wawarsing and very few Catholics either, so Klan members did the best they could with what they had, burning crosses in the fields at night, ranting, hating, and threatening at the tops of their voices. It was about the cheapest kind of entertainment we kids had ever known. The Klan had only a brief fling in the Northeast before it died from a shortage of hate objects. In Wawarsing there was a piquant moment before it did. Answering a midafternoon knock at the door, my mother faced the head Kleagle.

The trick of retrieving dropped coins by lowering a piece of chewed gum on a string through a subway grating. The danger of getting too close to drunks fighting in the street, especially if the swinging, swearing contestants were man Page 4 and wife. " The city entered my bloodstream, teaching its daily survival lessons, but I was dimly aware that somewhere far away it was different. I could see that in picture books at school and on the sides of milk wagons, with their painted scenes of blood-red barns, little white houses, bilious green fields, and enormous brown cows with bulging udders.

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