Heinz Guderian

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Heinz Guderian
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Heinz Guderian on the Eastren Front, Julie 1941
Elk-nameSchneller Heinz (Fast Heinz)
Haimerin Heinz[1]
Born17 Juin 1888(1888-06-17)
Kulm, Kinrick o Proushie, German Empire
(nou Chełmno, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
Dee'd14 Mey 1954(1954-05-14) (aged 65)
Schwangau, Bavarie, Wast Germany
Allegiance German Empire (tae 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (tae 1945)
 Wast Germany (efter 1945)
Years o service1907–54
Commands held2. Panzer Division
XVI. Armeekorps
XIX. Armeekorps
Panzergruppe Guderian/Panzergruppe 2/2. Panzerarmee
AwairdsKnicht's Cross o the Airn Cross wi Aik Leafs
RelationsHeinz-Günther Guderian

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (German: [ɡuˈdeʀi̯an]; 17 Juin 1888 – 14 Mey 1954) wis a German general (colonel-general frae 1940) in Warld War II, the innovator an proponent o the "blitzkrieg" (lichtnin war) doctrine wis notit for his success as a leader o Panzer units in Poland an Fraunce an for pairtial success in the Soviet Union.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Boot 2006, p. 223.


  • Boot, Max (2006). War made new: technology, warfare, and the course of history, 1500 to today. New York: Gotham Books. ISBN 9781592402229. LCCN 2006015518.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)