THE DAY OF THE PANZER
A Story of American Heroism
and Sacrifice in Southern France
Jeff Danby
Select Book Reviews:
Below you will find a chronological list of quotes, links and/or
photocopies to a sampling of "Day of the Panzer" book reviews.
HISTORY BOOK CLUB and MILITARY BOOK CLUB
(Summer 2008)
(
The Day of the Panzer was a "Main Selection" for both clubs)
Some key quotes:

"Danby's labor of love, his search for information about his grandfather, became a
much larger study of the entire campaign and one of the most interesting and
absorbing battle histories that this reviewer has read."

"His focus on one company gives the book a coherence and basic storyline that will
capture and maintain the attention of the reader, and his interviews of combat
veterans, as well as French civilians who assisted the Americans, make the story
remarkably realistic and personal."  

"This is a very interesting, well-written book."








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LINK to DOC file of full MILITARY BOOK CLUB REVIEW

LINK to DOC file of full HISTORY BOOK CLUB REVIEW
STONE & STONE Second World War Books (June 2008)

Some key quotes:

"The book doesn't closely follow the usual format of operational history, unit
history, or biography. Instead, the author, in an effort to understand for himself
exactly what happened, puts the reader in the middle of a raging battlefield
populated with humans who far transcend the one-dimensional paper soldiers often
found in military history."

LINK TO DOCX FILE of  Complete Review
LINK TO WEBSITE REVIEW
AMAZON.COM (various dates)

A variety of reviews can be found by scrolling down to the "Customer Reviews"
section of this webpage.

Complete link is HERE.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (May 19th, 2008)

Some key quotes:

"Danby resurrects "the forgotten campaign of World War II" in this excellent
popular history"

"Danby's revisionist view of the campaign--supported by extensive research
including dozens of interviews with survivors--is a sprightly and evocative tribute to
the troops of Operation Dragoon."







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ARMCHAIR GENERAL magazine (January 2009)

Listed on "Sgt. Santa's Reading List" of "must read recommendations":







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WORLD WAR II HISTORY magazine  (March 2009)

"Through his well-wrought prose, Danby paints a detailed picture of deadly fighting
and stunning victory."







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WATCH ON THE RHINE
(Society of the Third Infantry Division Newsletter) June 2011

"Day of the Panzer is well written and is one of the few works that has fully
researched and documented a 'story of American heroism and sacrifice in southern
France."







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MILITARY MODELLING magazine  (August 2008)

"The chapters of this account are clearly written, pacey and exciting whilst giving a
clear account of the sequence of events, a first-hand perspective and a 'flow' that
keeps one keen to thumb over the next page."

LINK to DOC of Complete Review
MICHIGAN WAR STUDIES REVIEW  (March 2011)

"In telling the story of one engagement, The Day of the Panzer makes a major
contribution to our understanding of American infantry combat in Europe."

LINK to WEBSITE REVIEW
LINK to DOCX of Complete Review