Tigers in the Mud, The Combat Career of German Panzer Commander Otto Carius
By Otto Carius, translated by Robert J. Edwards
Softcover, 231 pages plus documents, appendices, and index; illustrated
Published by Stackpole Books, 2003
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
Otto Carius began his war as a loader on a Panzer 38(t) in the 21st Panzer Regiment at the start of operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Sadly only the first few chapters are devoted to his time with the 21st Panzer Regiment. The narrative mainly focusses on events after January 1943, when Carius returned to Germany for officer’s training and eventual assignment to Schwere Panzer Abteilung 502, a Tiger unit.
There Carius was a platoon commander in the 2.Kompanie. He was often right in the thick of the action, as the Tigers were used to bolster defensive positions…
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