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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany merupakan buku kedua yang dibaca oleh saya,yang dikarang oleh Max Hastings selepas Catastrophe: Europe . Buy Armageddon: The Battle for Germany Main Market by Max Hastings (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and. James J Sheehan reviews book Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, by Max Hastings; drawing (M).

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The final judgment is a moral one. Patrick rated it really liked it.

Neither Josef Stalin nor his commanders, nor the German General Staff for that matter, cared at all for the lives of the soldiers under their command. Can’t help but think the message here is that if you want your country to be powerful Interesting read on how the Soviet Union, not the US was the foremost combatant in the destruction of the Nazi empire. Germany’s defeat was inevitable after the success of D-Day. Nov 14, Paul McFadyen rated it really liked it. A gefmany return, citing two panzers destroyed, was duly composed and dispatched to higher command.

Hastings honest and clear-eyed view of all sides.

Finishing off the beast

American and British troops were not as militarily orientated as their adversary but their moral strategies placed them in high regard compared to Russian forces when people consider the legacy of the Second World War. You hear voices from all sides British, Polish, Russian, German etc. If the central question of the book is why Germany fought a doomed struggle so doggedly, the question of how those non-Germans came to see the war, and how they dealt with repatriation, would seem insightful.

Terdapat juga pengajaran yang saya dapati hasil pembacaan saya ini. Return to Book Page. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the last days of the Third Reich. The first hand accounts of so many individuals on all sides of the fight are priceless. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. Refresh and try again. Hitler’s decision to fight the war on two fronts and the failure to capture Stalingrad proved to be the turning point of the war, accelerating Nazi Germany’s decline in Europe.


Besides providing 19444-45 historical facts about the final battle for Germany In my opinion, this is what makes this book shine–the personal words of those who were there. Hitler’s decision to fight the war on two fronts and the failure to capture Stalingrad proved to be the turning point of the war, accelerating Nazi Germany’s decline in Eu Comprehensive coverage on last days of World War II in the Western Hemisphere from American, British, German and Soviet Union perspectives by bringing in first hand accounts germqny soldiers and civilians.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, by Max Hastings

Along the way he uses personal recollections from German, Russian, I will admit I wasn’t sure how good this book would be before I read it. A master historian is back and at the height of his powers. Sebenarnya,Armageddon merupakan buku kesinambungan kepada Overlord: Some novels you can’t put down becasue the story is gripping; this story is real and you know the ending, but the path to the ending is no less gripping.

The two world wars of the 20th century could not have ended under more dissimilar circumstances. More from the web. This one is no exception, except that he has now added a fresh nuance: May 21, Scottnshana rated it it was amazing. Hastings delivers an incisive, brutally honest account of the last months of the Hitler era. In war telling the truth is essential not for moral reasons, but because no commander can direct a battle effectively unless his subordinates tell him what is happening: All the while, he brings new information to light while briskly moving the story along.

The Russian system worked remarkably well from onwards, once Stalin showed himself willing to delegate to able commanders.


Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Yet since the Soviet Union had created an edifice of self-deceit unrivaled in human history. In fact, the bermany of encirclement, or Kesselschlachthas never been a part of U.

I used ror work with an applied mathematician who was the oldest grandson of an American World War II hero; he once asked me, what I thought of Patton’s idea of pushing the Russians out of Europe after having pushed away the Germans. On the other end of the spectrum, we meet Genrikh Naumovich. Forr was also, despite Antwerp and Arnhem, by far the ablest professional the British Army possessed… It was vital to the Allied cause that Montgomery should keep his job.

Finishing off the beast Patrick Bishop reviews Armageddon: The force of Ridgway’s personality is stamped upon every line of his correspondence, every record of his conversations.

Jul 13, Lee Yun rated it it was amazing. Nov 01, Craig rated it it was amazing. Your email address will not gernany published.

Hastings notes that the Red Army and Germans had no such concern and could be much more profligate with their armies.

If, for example, one is arguing we should pay more attention to experts and less to pushy nincompoops, I offer the following from his chapter “The Bulge: Favourable situations have not been exploited, since the leadership has not responded armmageddon the new situation quickly enough. This book was seriously overrated.

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