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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 is the stunning bestseller from one of Britain's most highly regarded military historians.

Table of Contents

    • Introduction - i: Introduction
    • Section - ii: The Principal Commanders and their Forces
  • Chapter - 1: Time of Hope
  • Chapter - 2: The Bridges to Arnhem
  • Chapter - 3: The Frontiers of Germany
  • Chapter - 4: The Russians at the Vistula
  • Chapter - 5: Winter Quarters
  • Chapter - 6: Germany Beseiged
  • Chapter - 7: Hell in the Hurtgen
  • Chapter - 8: The Bulge: An American Epic
  • Chapter - 9: Stalin's Offensive
  • Chapter - 10: Blood and Ice: East Prussia
  • Chapter - 11: Firestorms: War in the Sky
  • Chapter - 12: Marching on the Rhine
  • Chapter - 13: Prisoners of the Reich
  • Chapter - 14: Collapse in the West
  • Chapter - 15: 'The Earth Will Shake As We Leave The Scene'
  • Chapter - 16: The Bitter End
    • Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
    • Section - iv: Sources and References
    • Index - v: Index

About the Author

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.


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 *

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