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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 9:32 p.m. PST

"General Hyazinth von Strachwitz, known as the Panzer Count, earned a reputation for boldness as a cavalry officer in WWI. Then, during WWII he obtained both his nickname and his legendary status as a tank commander…."
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Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 11:54 p.m. PST

Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz is his correct name, you don't get to randomly throw the "von" around like it's all the same, ditto for Friedrich Paulus who never had a von in his name.

PMC31701 Jun 2018 1:13 a.m. PST

I named my Imperial Guard tank ace after him (well, sort of): Captain Count Geranium of Bigbush and Littletree.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jun 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

(smile)

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Richard Baber02 Jun 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

I read a book about him "The Devil`s General" basically he was a died in wool Prussian officer who bought into hitler and the rise of the Nazis.

His skills as a panzer commander were certainly good, but he appears to have been pretty horrid and not really worth any sort of worship – his kind are better off gone and forgotten I think………

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