Against the Panzers

United States Infantry versus German Tanks, 1944–1945: A History of Eight Battles Told through Diaries, Unit Histories and Interviews


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About the Book

Eight World War II battles are examined here from the perspective of the U.S. Army infantrymen who were facing German Panzers. The battles were chosen from those fought from August 1944 through January 1945, a time of rapid advances and intense combat. They include a variety of engagements: river crossings, defensive operations, assaults on towns, and others.

About the Author(s)

Allyn R. Vannoy, a project manager for Intel Corporation, lives in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Jay Karamales lives in Boise Idaho.

Bibliographic Details

Allyn R. Vannoy and Jay Karamales
Foreword by T.N. Dupuy
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 364
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, maps, tables, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2006 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2612-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0536-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Foreword by T.N. Dupuy      1
Preface      3

1. Infantry Against Armor      5
2. Test of Courage: Mortain, France, 7–12 August 1944      19
3. Second Chance Crossing: Arnaville, France, 10–15 September 1944      45
4. “Blutiger Eimer” Schmidt and Kommerscheidt: Germany, 2–8 November 1944      87
5. Night Assault with Bayonets and Grenades: Lucherberg,
Germany, 3–5 December 1944      149
6. The Iron Division: Hosingen, Luxembourg, 16 December 1944      189
7. Battle for the Twin Villages: Krinkelt/Rocherath, Belgium, 16–19 December 1944      215
8. We Fight and Die Here: Dom Bütgenbach, Belgium, 18–21 December 1944      273
9. Fight It Out to the Finish: Butzdorf/Tettingen, Germany, 18 January 1945      305

Bibliography      323
Index of Military Units      337
General Index      341

Book Reviews & Awards

“the authors are meticulous in vividly re-creating how individual soldiers impact the battles…dramatic and forceful”—Military Review; “very nicely done and definitely recommended…enlightening and exciting”—Stone & Stone Second World War Books; “detailed and accurate…intense, detailed, and often surprising”—Statesman Journal, (Salem, Oregon).