Book Alert: Combat History of the Panzer-Abteilung 103: September 1943 – August 1944

May 19 is listed as the release date for the book Combat History of the Panzer-Abteilung 103: September 1943 – August 1944 by Norbert Szamveber.  This is a hardcover book published by PeKo publishing, the number of pages is not included in the description unfortunately.

Publishers Description:

The book presents the detailed combat history of German Panzer-Abteilung 103 as part of the 3. Panzergrenadier-Division in Italy from September 1943 to August 1944 based on the almost unknown war diary of this unit. The Panzer-Abteilung 103 was fully equipped with Sturmgeschütz III assault guns. This is an impressive look at tactical-level events and command decisions, highlighting the German armored combat tactics in Italy. The book includes a number of original maps and excellent photos.

Book Alert: Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202

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.

Publishers Description:

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