Heinz Wilhelm Guderian (German: [ɡuˈdeːʁi̯an]; 17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German general during World War II who, after the war, became a successful memoirist. An early pioneer and advocate of the " blitzkrieg " approach, he played a central role in the development of the panzer division concept.
Heinz Guderian, in full Heinz Wilhelm Guderian, (born June 17, 1888, Kulm, Germany [now Chełmno, Poland]—died May 14, 1954, Schwangau bei Füssen, West Germany), German general and tank expert, who became one of the principal architects of armoured warfare and the blitzkrieg between World Wars I and II and who contributed decisively to ...
Heinz Guderian was a German general who excelled during World War II as a tank commander. Guderian was the only general who dared to yell at Hitler. Hitler responded by forcibly retiring Guderian.
Heinz Günther Guderian (23 August 1914 – 25 September 2004) was a German officer in the Wehrmacht and later a major general and Inspector of Panzer Troops in the West German Bundeswehr and NATO. He was the son of World War II General Heinz Guderian.
Colonel General Heinz Guderian was German military officer who helped pioneer blitzkrieg warfare using armor and motorized infantry. A veteran of World War I , he elected to remain in the service during the interwar years and published his ideas on mobile warfare as the book Achtung - Panzer! .
General Heinz Wilhelm Guderian was one of the most innovative military commanders of the 20 th century. He helped to develop modern tank warfare, bringing success for Nazi Germany in the early stages of the Second World War. He was also a man of integrity, one of the few who successfully stood up to the madness of Adolf Hitler.
Heinz Guderian, the son of an army officer, was born in Kulm, Germany, on 17th June, 1888. He joined the German Army and was commissioned in the Jaegers in 1908 where he became a communications specialist. He fought in the First World War and afterwards was a member of the right-wing Freikorps group.