For those interested in the history of WW2 German Panzer units, a new book has been released on the history of the 11th Panzer Division. Titled “Ghost Division: The 11th “Gespenster” Panzer Division and the German Armored Force in World War II“, this new book is authored by A. Harding Ganz, published by Stackpole books and contains 416 pages.
Nicknamed the “Ghost Division” because of its speed and habit of turning up where its enemies least expected, the German 11th Panzer Division wreaked havoc in the East and West in World War II, playing a pivotal role in some of the biggest engagements, including Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk, and the West.
>Detailed reconstruction of the 11th Panzer Division’s wartime exploits.
>Explores the role played by the German Wehrmacht’s panzer force during World War II, its tactical prowess, and tenacity of its soldiers.
>Draws on archival sources as well as interviews and correspondence with veterans.
Born in New York City, A. Harding Ganz is professor emeritus at Ohio State University. He served as a tank platoon leader in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany in the 1960s and earned his master’s from Columbia University and his doctorate from Ohio State. He has written for publications such as Armor magazine and the Journal of Military History. He lives in Newark, Ohio, near Columbus.