JJ Fedorowicz Publishing is pleased to announce our newest title, COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 10. PANZER-DIVISION, 1939 - 1943, originally written in German by Mr. Albert Schick. This unit history covers the history of an unusual Panzer Division of the German Army in WW II. It describes its establishment shortly before the Polish Campaign and its combat record through the Polish 1939, French 1940 and Russian (until early 1942) campaigns. The Division was withdrawn from Russia and was refitted in France during 1942. Then, instead of returning to the Eastern Front, at the end of November 1942, it was sent to Tunesia to oppose the Allied landings in North Africa. Arriving in dribs and drabs, it fought in Tunesia until the German forces there surrendered in mid-May 1943. For unexplainable reasons, the 10. Panzer-Division was not re-established, and so its impressive history ended prematurely.
This division participated in some of the most important battles of WW II, including: the capture of Brest-Litovsk, the crossing of the Meuse at Sedan, the bloody battle at Stonne, the capture of Calais, the crossing of the Beresina, the drive on Moscow, the desperate defense (as split-up battle groups) against the Russian attacks at the beginning of 1942, and Kasserine Pass.
This complete divisional history is a good mixture of command level descriptions of the movements and fighting, as well as personal small unit accounts. It also complements perfectly the 10. Panzer-Division, the photo album on the division by Jean Restayn and also published by us. In fact, for this pre-publication offer you can acquire Mr. Restayn's book at a good discount if you do not already own it. Click on title for details.
Some particulars of the book.
It is a 6" x 9" (our small format) hard cover edition with acid-free paper. It has 572 pages, and includes 5 maps, 37 photographs, 1 complete order of battle and 4 organizational charts.
At this time the book is almost ready for the printer and we expect to receive it around the end of January-beginning of February. The regular price is $80.00 CDN, but if you order it now the pre-publication price will be $72.00 CDN. Additionally, if you order Jean Restayn's book THE 10. PANZER-DIVISION at the same time, it will cost you only $88.00 (regular price $110) - a total of $160.00 for both books (plus shipping). This offer is good until January 15, 2013.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRINTING OF THIS BOOK
As you are all aware, the book market and the economic situation have changed in the last few years. It is always a challenge for a small publisher to adapt to the various conditions. But adapt we must. So, we intend to publish a number of future books, especailly the smaller format, as very limited print runs. As a result, these books will not remain for sale very long and will not be available as widely as before. Therefore, if the subject of one of these books interests you, we advise you not to wait too long before buying your copy. This book will be the first of this series and a sort of experiment. If our expectations are met, then be ready for several more in a short time as we have 5 more in various stages of preparation. We hope to announce two more early next year. Again, we appreciate your past business and hope that you will continue to support us so that many more excellent books can quickly follow.
Well, that is all for now. Please check back often as we will be adding a cover image and sample pages.
Have a nice week, John and Sharron