Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers 

Guderian, Heinz W.


German tank general during World War II. Was the mastermind behind the successful blitz operations in Poland, France and the Soviet Union.

November 2000

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Guderian: Generaloberst Heinz Guderian 1888-1954.
Available at:
Includes photos of Guderian.

Muth, Jorg. Achtung Panzer.
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Includes photos.

Biography of Heinz Guderian.
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Colonel General Heinz Guderian.
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Brief biography of Guderian.


Please note: A call number beginning with "R" denotes a reference book.

Addington, Larry H. Patterns of War since the Eighteenth Century. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1984. 318 p.
Consult index for references to Major Heinz Guderian.
Book call no.: 355.00903 A224p

Alexander, Bevin. How Great Generals Win. New York, Norton, 1993. 320 p.
France 1940: Victory by Surprise, pp 209-235.
Book call no.: 355.009 A374h

Bauer, Eddy. Illustrated World War II Encyclopedia. Westport, CT, H.S. Stuttman, 1978. 24 vols.
See index in vol. 24 for appropriate page references.
New edition--The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War II, R 940.53 M367. Check index for reference to Guderian. 
Book call no.: 940.53 B344i

Brett-Smith, Richard. Hitler's Generals. San Rafael, CA, Presidio Press, 1976. 306 p.
See especially pp 243-251 for Guderian's career and generalship.
Also see index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 943.086 B845h

Carver, Richard M. The Apostles of Mobility: The Theory and Practice of Armoured Warfare. New York, Holmes & Meier, 1979. 108 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 356.5 C331a

Downing, David. The Devil's Virtuosos: German Generals at War 1940-5. New York, St Martin's Press,1977. 256 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 943.086 D751d

Guderian, Heinz. Achtung-Panzer! The Development of Armoured Forces, Their Tactics and Operational Potential. London, Arms and Armour, 1992. 220 p.
Translation by Christopher Duffy.
Book call no.: 358.18 G9221a

Guderian, Heinz. Panzer Leader, with a foreward by Captain B.H. Liddell Hart and translated from the German by Constantine Fitzgibbon. New York, Dutton,1952. 528 p. 
Book call no.: 940.5343 G922p  1952a

Hitler's Generals,
edited by Correlli Barnett. New York, Grove Weidenfeld, 1989. 497 p.
Guderian, pp 440-460.
Book call no.: 940.5343 H675a

Macksey, Kenneth. Tank Warfare: A History of Tanks in Battle. New York, Stein and Day, 1971. 284 p.
See index for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 356.5 M159t

Macksey, Kenneth. Guderian: Creator of the Blitzkrieg. New York, Stein and Day, 1975. 226 p.
Book call no.: 92 G922m

Macksey, Kenneth. Guderian. Panzer General. London, Greenhill Books, 1992. 226 p.
Revised edition of Guderian, Creator of the Blitzkrieg, 1975.
Book call no.: 92 G922m 1992

Mellenthin, F. W. von. German Generals of World War II As I Saw Them. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1977. 300 p.
General Heinz Guderian, pp 84-100 & 254-57.
Book call no.: 923.543 M525g

Rothbrust, Florian K. Guderian's XIXth Panzer Corps and the Battle of France: Breakthrough in the Ardennes, May 1940. New York, Praeger, 1990. 201 p.
Book call no.: 940.54214 R845g

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II, edited by Thomas Parrish and chief consultant editor, S. L. A. Marshall. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 767 p.
Guderian, Heinz (1888-1954), pp 252-253.
Book call no.: R 940.53 S594

The Victors, edited by Peter Young  Chicago, Rand McNally, 1981. 256 p.
Guderian at the Meuse, 1940, pp 164-175.
Book call no.: R 923.5 V646

The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, edited by Michael Carver .Boston, Little, Brown, 1976. 624 p.
General Heinz Guderian, by John Strawson, pp 298-315.
Book call no.: 923.573 W253

Wheeler-Bennett, John W. The Nemesis of Power: The German Army in Politics. 1918-1945. 2nd ed. London, Macmillan, 1964. 831 p.
Consult index under Guderian, Colonel-General Heinz.
Book call no.: 355.0943 W564n 1964

Wistrich, Robert. Who's Who in Nazi Germany. New York, Macmillan, 1982. 359 p.
Guderian, Heinz, pp 112-114.
Book call no.: R 920.043 W817w


Higgins, George A. The Operational Tenets of Generals Heinz Guderian and George S. Patton, Jr. Ft. Leavenworth, KS,  Army Command and General Staff College. 1985. 211 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 H636o 

Landry, Vincent J., Jr. Blitzkrieg Masters: Guderian and Patton. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College. April 1985. 44 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 L262b

McLaughlin, James M. Guderian: A Study in Military Innovation. Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, March 1986. 142 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41886-71 M161g

Mengel, John W. An Analysis of the Operational Leadership of General Heinz Guderian. Newport, RI, Naval War College, February 1998. 16 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 41662 M544a


Beck, Fred. Personality (Heinz Guderian). World War II 1:10+ September 1986.

Carlson, Verner R. Portrait of a German General Staff Officer. Military Review 70:67-81 April 1990.
Guderian, pp 77-79.

Famed WW II Panzer Leader Dies . Armor 63:57 May-June 1954.

Guderian, Heinz. The Experiences of War in Russia. Military Review 37:90-97 July 1957.
Translated and digested from an article by former Gen Heinz Guderian in Revue Militaire Suisse(Switzerland) September 1956.

Heifers, M. C.  Heinz Guderian: Father of Armor. Armor 62:25-27 November-December 1953.

Howe, Michael L. Future Army Combat Forces. Armor 101:31-34 March-April 1992.

Liddell Hart, B. H. How Hitler Broke Through in the West. Military Review 36:52-62 March 1957.
Also in Cosantoir 17:203-216 May 1957.

McKenzie, Kenneth F. Jr. Guderian: The Master Synchronizer. Marine Corps Gazette 78:34-36 August 1994.


Masters of War: Blitzkrieg: The Battle for France. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette, 50 min.
Video call no.: 940.54214 M423

Masters of War: In the Lair of the Bear. New York, A&E Home Video, 1994.
1 videocassette, 50 min.
Video call no.: 940.54217 M423

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