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Junior officers are full of theoretical knowledge, but in practice generally clumsy. Pendek kata,buku ini mengisahkan mengenai apa battke berlaku selepas Ogos sehingga kepada Kejatuhan Berlin pada Mei Virtually no one escapes criticism, but praise is given in equal doses.

This is probably one of the longest, and ultimately best history books, that I have ever read. The force of Ridgway’s personality bqttle stamped upon every line of his correspondence, every record of his conversations. In my opinion, this is what makes this book shine–the personal words of those who were there. I want you to reflect that confidence to the subordinate commanders and staffs in all that you say and do.

Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about Armageddonplease sign up. The Russian system worked remarkably well from onwards, once Stalin showed himself willing to delegate to able commanders. Hastings brings it all together in the telling of this final chapter that was pivotal to the world we know today.

Ties the social powers of ideology and military together. The anecdotes do slow momentum but each is self-evidently precious. Mar 17, Nolan rated it really liked it Shelves: Most of these horrors were simply bits of history about which I either knew little or nothing or have chosen to parenthesize. Thorough and all-encompassing account of the final months of the war in Europe. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

American and British troops were not as militarily orientated as their 1944-445 but their moral strategies placed them in high regard compared to Russian forces when people consider the legacy of the Second World War. Hastings weaves together a chronicle of the of Third Tye last days, starting with events leading up to Operation Tye Garden and continuing through the fall of Berlin and parts of the Allied occupation. Malahan,Hastings turut mengkhususkan sebuah bab yang menceritakan mengenai perasaan dan penderitaan yang dialami oleh tahanan perang Jerman.


I had my 13th birthday in January and followed the printed news. Germany’s defeat was inevitable after the success of D-Day. This was one of the first books that hinted at the weaknesses of both the American Commanders and the lack of training of the average American ground force, who abttle not because of grand strategies, but but sheer numbers as they timidly advanced across Europe.

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.

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He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book provides a highly readable extremely disturbing account They pretty much said the whole nasty business would be over by Christmas, In conclusion, I found this book disappointing. A good read, both from a military history point of view and, more importantly, one that sheds a strong light on the horrors of the final battles for and conquest of Germany On the battlefield, in some measure this perversion persisted.

Hastings does not spare the reader in his descriptions of the price of the war on its military and civilian participants, as the Wall Street Journal said in its review of the book: We were amateurs…fighting the best professionals in the business…We blasted our way into Europe with a minimum of finesse and a maximum of high explosive.

Perhaps most compelling — and probably least known to American readers — is the vivid account of how close an entire nation came to martyrdom: He makes it all interesting and Armageddon: In Konigsberg itself, he elucidates on the page a Dante’s Inferno of flamethrowers, Molotov cocktails, fratricide, “confusion, improvisation and often bloody mistakes among the attackers The break has done him good.

Max Hasting never fails. It has chapters on the ill-planned Operation Market Garden, the Warsaw Rising which General Anders thought was madnessthe Soviet conquest of East Prussia a German woman told Hastings, “It was our Holocaust, but nobody cares”the hungry winter of in Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and so on until the German surrender.


The end of the war in Europe is often glossed over to a large extent in many of the general books about world war 2.

After ten years as editor and then editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph, he became editor of the Evening Standard in The Battle for Germany was published in Namun demikian,ini merupakan buku pertama yang saya tulis ulasannya.

Narratives seamlessly weave how broader political themes impact lives of soldiers and civilians on the ground and vice versa. Some of the batyle and events that stick out: Benar,penulis mengkronologikan apa yang berlaku pada jangka masa yang seperti dinyatakan di atas,terutamanya peristiwa pertempuran-pertempuran yang berlaku.

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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The endnote says, “AI Mikhail Germanyy. He explains the terrible bloodbath in East Prussia and later in Berlin. Chiefs of Staff directed their forces with great managerial skill, though their effectiveness was weakened by inter-service rivalries.

Finishing off the beast

View all 3 comments. On the other hand, Germans fighting to the bitter end, for whatever reason, be it indoctrination or saving Europe from the Asiatic hordes, meant that they had more time to kill Jews. I hate when historians do that. I also found the book to be unduly harsh on the Soviet Union. Apr 05, Doubledf This leaves a good starting point for the student who wishes to accustom themselves with the history of Russia’s war but lacks a complete understanding of that side of the conflict.