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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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Sebenarnya,Armageddon merupakan buku kesinambungan kepada Overlord: But I was most sickened and horrified by the accounts of ruthless rapes committed in massive numbers by Red Army forces who bore down on the German population with no goals other than mass rape and death.

It is not merely a book detailing the military campaign, but brings into the tale, heartbreaking stories of civilians and soldiers on both sides of the war, an important reminder of the tragedy and devastation that war brings upon us. Tetapi,saya berpandangan bahawa Armageddon merupakan antara buku terbaik yang ditulis oleh Hastings.

The two world wars of the 20th century could not have ended under more dissimilar circumstances. 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.

Pendek kata,buku ini mengisahkan mengenai apa yang berlaku selepas Ogos sehingga kepada Kejatuhan Berlin pada Mei View all 12 comments. The commanders had time and resources on their side and wanted victory with minimum human cost.

Dec 26, Ushan rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 05, Doubledf Hastings shares key insights into the characters and personalities of the major players: The violence catalogued here will cause sleep to flee and leave you with nightmares when it fitfully returns.

Either Devyataev told one thing to Hastings and wrote something else in his book, or Fkr lied about what Devyataev told him, or Pykhalov lied about what Devyataev wrote in his book.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Perhaps most compelling — and probably least known to American readers — is the vivid account of how close an entire nation came to martyrdom: I know I will be looking for an in depth book on that last year in East Prussia, the winter of “blood and ice”.


The Battle for Germany was published in This was compounded by the author’s incessant moralizing more on this below and the pedantic description of military details. The leadership of the Americans, British, Germans and Russians are all examined.

He describes it as a “portrait” focusing on significant episodes but interleaved with individual experiences that convey a broader truth. Historian Antony Beevor did a pretty good job of telling the East Prussia story in “The Fall of Berlin ” and novelist Philip Kerr made it even more accessible to thriller readers tbe “The Other Side of Silence”, but Hastings has filled out a lot of detail on the ways that the two ugliest totalitarian regimes of the 20th century turned a beautiful medieval city into a leaky cauldron of wholesale rape, theft, and murder.

Insya-Allah,saya akan melakukan ulasan ke atas Catastrophe pada masa akan datang.

But these are points that did not take about pages to make. This book provides a highly readable extremely disturbing account of the final months of World War II in the European theater.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, (Book Review) | HistoryNet

Personally though – for any historians or warfare enthusiasts – this is well worth checking out! Mar 12, Raymond rated it it was amazing. So many people killed needlessly with atrocities committed on all sides. So far, so good. Since when has that been a criterion for success in the U. They pretty much said the whole nasty business would be over by Christmas, Walaupun demikian,Armageddon merupakan sebuah buku yang sangat komprehensif dan padat.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, by Max Hastings

For those of us who remained, the suspicion was always there. Saya akui,penguasaan bahasa Inggeris saya bukanlah pada tahap yang terbaik atau sempurna.

As one of the Red Army survivors of the battle of Berlin remarked: But Montgomery displayed the quality most vital to a commander in a batrle. Sesungguhnya,membaca buku ini banyak memberikan maklumat yang sangat berinformasi yang selama ini saya tidak ketahui atau saya abaikan.


Hastings presents a convincing case that poor training of allied troops and less than inspired generalship by Montgomery and Eisenhower prolonged the war, which should have ended, her argues, by the end of Saya berharap akan melakukannya sebelum tahun berakhir. The author points out how reluctant western allied soldiers were, and the emphasis on the fragility of the Anglo-American alliance was pretty interesting.

The author asks an interesting question and is upfront that a lot of what they have to say isn’t particularly novel. Leadership also played an important role with Generals like Patton, Kuzhov and Rommel able to achieve more than their peers under similar circumstances. Paperbackpages. Namun demikian,ini merupakan buku pertama yang saya tulis ulasannya. Another pages could have easily been added for the sake of parity. Foe essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends.

It is hard to come away after reading this book without a degree of sadness, shock and almost a disbelief as to what transpired during that last year of the War in Europe and of the events that led to the end. Jan 11, C. Max Hastings makes history ‘personal’. The Germans contested every inch of the road to Berlin. As germay historian of 20th-century wars, Max Hastings is unsurpassed in his scope, objectivity and clarity of analysis.

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The first hand accounts of so many individuals on all sides of the fight are priceless. Now it seems like a different war to our readings amrageddon Apr 13, Paul added it.