April 30 marks the release of a new book on the history of Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 202 by Norbert Szamveber. This book, Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202, is a rather hefty 396 pages along with 108 photos, 40 maps and documents and 9 color plates. For those with an interest in WW2 German armor, this book should prove very interesting.
The Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202 was one of the most successful German assault gun units in the Second World War. It had been deployed exclusively on the Eastern Front against the Red Army between 1941 and 1945. The StuGs of this unit were very effective AFVs on the battlefield in the role of heavy weapons for infantry fire support and also as mobile antitank firepower. Dr. Norbert Számvéber, author of Waffen-SS Armour in Normandy and Days of Battle, presents a detailed combat history of this unit, primarily based on archival sources. The book includes a significant number of rare photographs and several maps.
Amazon page for Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202