Author(s): Sir Max Hastings
One of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted the greatest catastrophes of modern war on them. Somehow the Germans found the strength to halt the Allied advance in its tracks and to prolong the war to 1945. This book is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe. 'As a military historian Max Hastings has few equals' Times Literary Supplement 'Max Hastings now stands in the first rank of writers on modern war' Financial Times
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 is the stunning bestseller from one of Britain's most highly regarded military historians.
As a military historian Max Hastings has few equals. * Times Literary Supplement * Max Hastings now stands in the first rank of writers on modern war. * Financial Times * Armageddon offers an impressively researched, beautifully crafted narrative of the Second World War's European finale. -- Douglas Porch * Times Literary Supplement * Splendid . . . A book anyone with an interest in modern warfare will want to read. * New York Times Book Review * Hastings writes with authority, as well as humanity, about the realities of combat--the fear, smells, hunger, humiliation and the horrendous wounds inflicted . . . Every leader contemplating a military operation, for whatever reason, should read this book and take several deep breaths. * The Wall Street Journal *
MAX HASTINGS, author of eighteen books, was editor of the Daily Telegraph for almost a decade, then for six years edited the Evening Standard. In his youth he was a foreign correspondent for newspapers and BBC television. He has won many awards for his journalism, particularly his work in the South Atlantic in 1982. He was knighted in 2002.
Introduction - i: IntroductionSection - ii: The Principal Commanders and their ForcesChapter - 1: Time of HopeChapter - 2: The Bridges to ArnhemChapter - 3: The Frontiers of GermanyChapter - 4: The Russians at the VistulaChapter - 5: Winter QuartersChapter - 6: Germany BeseigedChapter - 7: Hell in the HurtgenChapter - 8: The Bulge: An American EpicChapter - 9: Stalin's OffensiveChapter - 10: Blood and Ice: East PrussiaChapter - 11: Firestorms: War in the SkyChapter - 12: Marching on the RhineChapter - 13: Prisoners of the ReichChapter - 14: Collapse in the WestChapter - 15: 'The Earth Will Shake As We Leave The Scene'Chapter - 16: The Bitter EndAcknowledgements - iii: AcknowledgementsSection - iv: Sources and ReferencesIndex - v: Index