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Colonel-General Heinz Guderian

Heinz Guderian is born in 1888 and during World War I is an infantry man. In 1922, Guderian first becomes involved with General Staff work on the use of motorized troops. He studies works on the use of English and French tanks during World War I. Guderian becomes the German Army's tank expert and is in a good position for advancement when the military is expanded when Hitler comes to power. Through the development of the Panzer (Tank) Army, where all the units are motorized, Guderian is a key operative of the Nazi military machine. Guderian has a favorable opinion of Hitler, due to Guderian agreeing that the difficult conditions of the post-World War I, Versailles Treaty be reversed. Both in the Polish and the French campaign, Guderian puts into effect the idea of taking risks by punching through an enemy with a tank-led force without regards...

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