Stackpole Publishing has announced a November 1, 2015 release for the upcoming book ‘Tip of the Spear: German Armored Reconnaissance in Action in World War II” by Robert Edwards. This is a 528 page hardcover volume with 500 black and white photos as well as a 32-page color insert. This book follows Edward’s “Scouts Out: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II” published in 2014. Robert Edwards is a retired U. S. Army armor officer who has translated numerous books from German to English. Most notably for armor fans, he translated Otto Carius biography “Tigers in the Mud.”
During World War II, German armored reconnaissance laid the groundwork–often through small-unit actions–for the stunning tank and infantry operations that made the German military famous. Robert Edwards’s follow-up to Scouts Out, the first extensive treatment of the subject in English, focuses on the battles and personalities found in ranks of the Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, and other divisions.
– Covers armored reconnaissance in Poland, France in 1940, the Balkans, North Africa, the Eastern Front, Italy, and the Western Front
– Numerous firsthand accounts and after-action reports
– Analysis of recon operations, from tactics and doctrine to vehicles and commanders