“If the fundamental principles of combat
are identical for all arms of service,
their application is strongly conditioned
by the technical means that are available”
General der Panzertruppen Oswald Lutz
“Achtung – Panzer!” was written in 1937 by Generalmajor Heinz Guderian and was published by “Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft”. At the time Guderian was commanding the 2nd Panzer-Division and as he says he was encouraged by his many years superior General Lutz to write the book. General Lutz, who was one of the founders of the German panzer troops, saw the book as an opportunity to gain more support for his cause. The book became a bestseller and Guderian earned enough money to buy his first car.