3R 1/6 SCALE HEINZ WILHELM GUDERIAN ACTION FIGURE
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Heinz Wilhelm Guderian - (17 June 1888 – 14 May 1954) was a German general during WWII. An early pioneer and advocate of the "blitzkrieg" (lightning war) doctrine, he successfully led panzer (armoured) units during the Invasion of Poland, the Battle for France and Operation Barbarossa, which was the invasion of the Soviet Union.
Guderian had developed motorized tactics before WWII, while keeping himself well-educated about armored formations in other armies. In particular, he implemented the use of radio communication between tank crews and devised shock tactics that proved highly effective. In May 1940, he commanded the Panzer divisions that overwhelmed the French defences leading to the surrender of France. After the German defeat at the Battle of Moscow in December 1941 he was transferred to the reserve forces.
After the Defeat of Stalingrad in early 1943, Hitler appointed him to a new position, rebuilding the panzer forces, but he bickered with many other generals, who managed to get his duties re-allocated. He was then appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Army in July 1944, but this was largely a symbolic role since Hitler had effectively become his own Chief of Staff. Guderian was dismissed in March 1945. From 1945-48, Guderian was held in U.S. custody, but released without charge. He later served as an advisor overseeing the creation of the military in West Germany. Guderian died in 1954.