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Heinz Wilhelm Guderian
Heinz Guderian on the Eastern Front, July 1941

Nickname(s) Schneller Heinz (Fast Heinz)
Hammering Heinz[1]
Born (1888-06-17)17 June 1888
Kulm, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
(now Chełmno, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland)
Died 14 May 1954(1954-05-14) (aged 65)
Schwangau, Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany (after 1945)
Years of service 1907–54
Rank Generaloberst
Commands held 2. Panzer Division
XVI. Armeekorps
XIX. Armeekorps
Panzergruppe Guderian/Panzergruppe 2/2. Panzerarmee
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II
Case White (Invasion of Poland)
Case Yellow (Invasion of France)
Case Barbarossa (Invasion of Soviet Union)

Battle of Kiev
Battle of Moscow

Awards Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Relations Heinz-Günther Guderian

It is sometimes tougher to fight my superiors than the French.
It is decisive to completely destroy Warsaw.
You hit somebody with your fist and not with your fingers spread.
If the tanks succeed, then victory follows.
Whenever in future wars the battle is fought, armored troops will play the decisive role.
Heinz Guderian
Logistics is the ball and chain of armored warfare.
The engine of the tank is a weapon just as the main-gun.
There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.