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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Hitler believed that his own military skills and judgment were superior to those of any of his professional advisers. He makes it all interesting and Armageddon: This is especially true with Armageddon: Is this an objective work? The colonel turned ashen, and left without another word.

On the Eastern Front, no one, soldier or civilian, could hope for any quarter. Hastings notes that the Red Army and Germans had no such concern and could be much more profligate with their armies. Paperbackpages.

The Battle for Germany, – As they worked, an infantry colonel came in and said he had received complaints that there were too many amputations: This is the question Max Hastings sets out to answer in his superb new book. There was no room,” he writes, “for tactical sophistication here, merely the murderous hammering at the German positions line by line, until each in turn collapsed Either Devyataev told one thing to Hastings and wrote something else in his book, or Hastings lied about what Devyataev told him, or Pykhalov lied about what Devyataev wrote in his book.

The British were not any better. This view was shared by the US War Production Board in Washington, which cancelled some military contracts in the belief that they wouldn’t be needed. Her mother died inworn out by the struggle to keep her daughters alive.


Apr 05, Doubledf Ties the social powers of ideology and military together. Without their input to underline the events, the rest of the excellent narritive would be wasted and greatly adds to the feelings of the impact of war has on soldiers and civilans alike. Hastings lays down the assessment that the western soldiers were amateurs raised in democracy and relied on technology and high explosives to win the war.

Personally though – for any historians or warfare enthusiasts – this is well worth checking out! He makes it all interesting and shows the results of decision-making at all levels.

Finishing off the beast

In fact, the battle of encirclement, or Kesselschlachthas never been a part of U. The Germans contested every inch of the road to Berlin. There is little doubt that Americans knew about Soviet army rapes and murders as it advanced westward and did very little to stop it.


The brutality of the last year of the war was astounding for those on the Eastern Front, especially for civilians. I have read Rick Atkinson’s very readable trilogy on U. He stood down as editor of the Evening Standard in and was knighted in It was the first time that I became aware of the number of American troops that just abandoned battle, and melted into the European countryside But the optimism of autumn gave way to the winter of wearing down as German and Allied fighters made costly mistakes that prolonged the European theater of World War II until early May.

The nine other former prisoners were sent to the penal battalions, where five of them died advancing into German minefields; Devyataev himself was imprisoned, and was only released a year later. Fanatic resistance was met on both fronts but especially in the East. I had the view that really in everything just fell apart for the Germans and it was very much a mopping up activity.

Europe Goes to War It had been fought from the outset with unprecedented viciousness and cruelty.


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I have lived in Germany for the last 5 years as an expat and have personally visited a lot of the sites Hastings describes in this superlative book.

The enemy has thrown in all his mobile reserves, and this is his last major offensive effort in this war. On the Eastern Front, the casualty rate was even higher, far higher than may have been acceptable to the US or British peoples.

The Battle of the Bulge, Hastings argues, only made the high command more paranoid about bold moves. Preview — Armageddon by Max Hastings.

Untuk lebih tepat lagi,selepas Ogos Pembebasan Paris ,hasil dari Operasi Overlord yang menyaksikan pendaratan secara besar-besaran anggota tentera Allied Bersekutu pada Jun Company Commander The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II ], notes that George Marshall deliberately kept the numbers of troops down so as to allocate more resources to materiel production and naval and air resources.

East Prussia” does a fine job of discussing a grim but little-known in the West story still pertinent today go Google Kaliningrad! By contrast, for all the tactical genius displayed by German soldiers fighting on the battlefield, they could never escape the consequences of serving under the direction of a man who rejected rationality.

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I read a few reviews before deciding to read it that considered it one of the best books of the year. I hate when historians do that. Jun 19, Piker rated it really germajy it Shelves: Every Allied soldier involved in fighting the Germans knew this was so, and did not regard it in any way humiliating.