Panzer General Heinz Guderian

Panzer General Heinz Guderian


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Original WW2 Willrich postcard of Oakleaves winner “Generaloberst Heinz Guderian” who commanded the “German Panzer Forces”. The postcard is in very good condition. It is approx. 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across.

Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German General during World War II. He was a pioneer in the development of armoured warfare, and was the leading proponent of tanks and mechanization in the Wehrmacht (German Armed Forces).

Germany’s panzer (armoured) forces were raised and organized under his direction as Chief of Mobile Forces. During the war, he was a highly successful commander of panzer forces in several campaigns, became Inspector General of Armoured Troops, rose to the rank of Generaloberst, and was made Chief of the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, or General Staff of the Army) for the last year of the war.