Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-45
In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting. With Armageddon, the eminent military historian Max Hastings gives us memorable accounts of the great battles and captures their human impact on soldiers and civilians. He tells the story of both the Eastern and Western Fronts, raising provocative questions and offering vivid portraits of the great leaders. This rousing and revelatory chronicle brings to life the crucial final months of the twentieth century’s greatest global conflict.
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Review: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945User Review - Brent - Goodreads
Outstanding! Max Hastings is one of the great historians of our time. This book is engaging, informative and powerful. It combines powerful personal stories and insights from the participants with ... Read full review
Review: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945User Review - B Kevin - Goodreads
This book was a little difficult to rate. Like Hasings' other histories, it is excellent, but having read so much about the WWII European theater, I wasn't finding a lot of new material, which often made the book a bit tedious. Still, it is an excellent book in the endgame to Europe's war. Read full review
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