Гейнц Гудериан цитаты
Дата рождения: 17. Июнь 1888
Дата смерти: 14. Май 1954
Гейнц Вильге́льм Гуде́риан — генерал-полковник германской армии , генерал-инспектор бронетанковых войск , начальник Генерального штаба сухопутных войск , военный теоретик, автор книги «Воспоминания немецкого генерала. Танковые войска Германии 1939—1945». Отец генерала Бундесвера Гейнца Гюнтера Гудериана.
Один из пионеров моторизованных способов ведения войны, родоначальник танкостроения в Германии и танкового рода войск в мире. Имел прозвища Schneller Heinz — «Быстроходный Гейнц», Heinz Brausewind — «Гейнц-ураган».
Цитаты Гейнц Гудериан
Fahrkarte bis zur Endstation.
Shouted to his Panzertroops as they were passing him, indicating that they should go as far as they could; as quoted in Panzerkrieg : The Rise and Fall of Hitler's Tank Divisions (2002) by Peter McCarthy and Mike Syron, p. 83
As quoted in Sword Point (1988) by Harold Coyle, p. 141
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Es gibt keine verzweifelten Lagen, es gibt nur verzweifelte Menschen.
As quoted in Die Deutschen gepanzerten Truppen bis 1945 (1965) by Oskar Munzel
„It's simply our duty to save these people, and we still have time to remove them! But it's useless to sacrifice men in this senseless way. It's high time! We must evacuate those soldiers at once!“
Arguing with Adolf Hitler about the German army being cut off in the Courland Pocket; as quoted in Inside the Third Reich : Memoirs (1971) by Albert Speer, p. 534
Man schlägt jemanden mit der Faust und nicht mit gespreizten Fingern.
As quoted in Die Deutschen gepanzerten Truppen bis 1945 (1965) by Oskar Munzel, p. 209; this indicated the need to concentrate tank forces for one strong push in one direction and not distribute them over a large area.
„To imitate the ostrich in political matters has never been a satisfactory method of avoiding danger; yet this is what Hitler, as well as his more important political, economic and even military advisers, chose to do over and over again.“
On the failure of Hitler and his advisors to face realities of various situations, especially those of the military on the Eastern Front, in Panzer Leader (1952), Ch. 6 : The Campaign in Russia, p. 190
Контексте: To imitate the ostrich in political matters has never been a satisfactory method of avoiding danger; yet this is what Hitler, as well as his more important political, economic and even military advisers, chose to do over and over again. The consequences of this deliberate blindness in the face of hard facts were devastating; and it was we who now had to bear them.
„It has been deduced from Hitler's great power over the masses that the Germans are an unusually suggestible race. But in all countries and at all times men have succumbed to the suggestive powers of unusual personalities, even if the wielders of those powers were not always good men in the Christian sense.“
Panzer Leader (1952), Ch. 13 : Leading Personalities of the Third Reich, p. 432
„We have severely underestimated the Russians, the extent of the country and the treachery of the climate. This is the revenge of reality.“
Letter to his wife (9 November 1941) on the German failures in Operation Barbarossa and the battles of the Eastern Front, quoted in Images of Kursk : History's Greatest Tank Battle, July 1943 (2002) by Nikolas Cornish, p. 6; also in The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War (2009) by Andrew Roberts, p. 409
As quoted in Cavalry from Hoof to Track (2009) by Roman Jarymowycz, Ch. 16 : Cold Warhorse: Pegasus ex Machina
„The moral and intellectual condition of a nation may certainly prove of decisive importance on its own account, but all due attention must also be paid to material considerations. When a nation has to reckon with a struggle against superior forces on several fronts, it must neglect nothing that may conduce to the betterment of its situation.“
Achtung-Panzer! : The Development of Armoured Forces, Their Tactics and Operational Potential (1937)