Saturday, January 31, 2015
In Memoriam: Otto Carius
Otto Carius, one of the outstanding German tank commanders of World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves for his exploits, has died at the age of 92.
His book 'Tigers In The Mud' is one of the classic accounts of armored combat on the Eastern Front.
It's a must-read, IMHO, for military history buffs and anyone interested in armored combat. His war record was exceptional by any standards. His last interview was given to a Russian journalist last year; it can be read in translation here.
May he rest in peace.