I hope I've put this in the right place? Coming to the end of Alan Clark's Barbarossa, I read this quote, regarding Guderian: As we watch this man, a superb technician, struggling with worn-out machinery and malicious individuals, it is impossible not to feel sympathy for him. Would you agree, from a military, if not an ideological point of view? I must admit, having read in detail his progress through the war, I have felt a certain amount of sympathy, and incredulation at Hitler's appointing of Himmler as commander of Army Group Vistula. On top of that, the diversion of the 6th Panzer Army to Budapest, rather than the Oder, must have left Guderian, as a professional soldier, banging his head in utter frustration. What are others' perceptions of Guderian? How complicit was he, do you think (if at all) in the atrocities of the war on the Eastern Front?