Volume 1 of 'Der Tiger' we introduce to you s.Pz.Abt.501, who saw combat in Tunisia, Russia, Poland and Germany.
In this first book, the tanks and crews are shown in the field, under maintenance, and after action. Arranged by timeline, place and sequence, images taken by photographers of the Propaganda companies and private photographs by members of the Abteilung, shows its:
•Formation in May 1942 – deployment to Tunisia (North Africa) at the end of November 1942
•Reestablishment in September/October 1943 - despatched to the Eastern Front in December 1943
•Revitalisation and re-equipment with Tiger II - move to Poland in August 44 and the Reich
Who is the author?
Volker Ruff works as manager in the European aeronautical industry, and lives in Germany. He is an experienced modeller with an interest in military history. An original gantry crane was found at the end of the 1970s and the idea was born to create a photo file. 25 years later and the friendship to Lukas Friedli, Volker wrote a small article for his book 'Die Panzer-Instandsetzung der Wehrmacht', which prompted him to document his findings. Years of research locating documents in military, governmental and private archives are now presented in his first book about a German crane: DER STRABOKRAN. The indispensable tool of the German Panzerwerkstatt.
Authors: Volker Ruff
Language: Dual English/German
No of Photos: 150+
No of Pages: 128
Size:300 x 245mm (L)