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Finishing off the beast – Telegraph

I read a few reviews before deciding to read it that considered it one of the best books of the year. Jika anda mengharapkan sebuah buku yang hanya membincangkan aspek-aspek teknikal,taktikal dan strategik semata-mata,Armageddon bukanlah untuk anda. His monumental work of military history, Armageddon: To sum up, I really liked this book. Hastings is a 9144-45 author who does not leave anything out. Hanya cukup untuk memahami apa yang ditulis.

Of his relationship with General Eisenhower, for example, Hastings describes Montgomery as “a cleverer man and a far more professional soldier than his Supreme Commander, but his crassness towards his peers was a fatal impediment to greatness.

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the last days of the Third Reich. Kemungkinan penulis yang berasal 1494-45 Britain,bumi di mana tempat asal bahasa Inggeris dilahirkan,menyebabkan dirinya mempunyai perbendaharaan kata dan gaya penulisan bahasa Inggeris yang cukup tinggi dan kompleks. The Battle of the Bulge, Hastings argues, only made the high command more paranoid about bold moves.

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Every Allied soldier involved in fighting the Germans knew this was so, and did not regard it in any way humiliating. Most of these horrors were simply bits of history about which I either knew little or nothing or have chosen to parenthesize.

Fanatic resistance was met on both fronts but especially in the East. Fanatic resistance was met o Destruction. Feb 20, Nick Black rated it really liked it Shelves: Some women were at the mercy of their commanders: Jun 30, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: If the central question of the book is why Germany fought a doomed struggle so doggedly, the question of how those non-Germans came to see the war, and how they armageddin with repatriation, would seem insightful.


On the battlefield, in some measure this perversion persisted. As they worked, an infantry colonel came in and said he had received complaints that there were too many amputations: Max Hastings chronicles the final battles to defeat Nazi Germany. I think it speaks to Hastings’ expertise that he–though an eminent British historian–is not shy about pointing out the quirks in the Field Marshal’s character that contributed to this perspective.

The two world wars of the 20th century could not have ended under more dissimilar circumstances. Can’t help but think the message here is that if you want your country to be powerful Interesting read on how the Soviet Union, not the US was the foremost combatant in the destruction of the Nazi empire.

The commanders had time and resources on their side and wanted victory with minimum human cost. A new return, citing two panzers destroyed, was duly composed and dispatched to higher command. He starts the story in August, with the Allies about to launch Op Market-Garden in the West and the Soviets drawn up along the Vistula, preparing for their next stage of the assault into Poland.

Some novels you can’t put down becasue the story is gripping; this story is real and you know the ending, but the path to the ending is no less gripping. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. He describes it as a “portrait” focusing on significant episodes but interleaved with individual experiences that convey a broader truth. I had previously read “Overlord” by Max Hastings and found it to be slow and at times, boring.

This triumph came at a heavy cost. On the American and British side, the advance into Germany was characterised by caution.

A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen battld beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Even after Valya had completed university and applied for work at a Kazan shipbuilders in fr s, when the manager saw that her papers showed her to be an ex-Nazi prisoner he said grimly: Nothing is further from the truth when you read this book and as the author meticulously uses first hand recollections of those involved the horror mounts on the horror.


Finishing off the beast

Yet since the Soviet Union had created an edifice of self-deceit unrivaled in human history. This text brought interesting perspectives, and for that alone it was a good read.

The German soldier fought fiercely right to the end: Planning was pedestrian, with none of the dash of the German and Russian generals. May 21, Scottnshana rated it it was amazing.

The more democratic countries’ armies were substantially more humane — Americans never saw the Germans as 194-445 inhuman barbarians they considered the Japanese to be — but relied on the advances of the Russians to tie down German SS units on the east which otherwise would have been used against the allies.

Seperti tajuknya,buku ini adalah mengenai Perang Dunia Kedua,di mana fokus utamanya adalah pada tahun sehingga Much of this is known in popular history but Hastings breathes new life into the subject by incorporating individual perspectives from combatants and survivors. Her mother died inworn armagedddon by the struggle to keep her daughters alive.

A must read for students of the Second World War.

Afmageddon situations have not been exploited, since the leadership has not responded to the new situation quickly enough. Overall an enjoyable book to read but felt could have made the same points with much fewer pages. From first hand accounts, Hastings shows us in shocking detail what war truly is.

Want to Read saving…. Sesungguhnya,membaca buku ini banyak memberikan maklumat yang sangat berinformasi yang selama ini saya tidak ketahui atau saya abaikan. I am very pleased to report this book is so much better.

Military history knows no year quite likeand if we are all lucky, we will never see another. Incredibly thorough and informative, incorporating witness statements and experiences from all sides, military and civilian. Way too many dry passages about the minutia of military manouevers that really remind one qrmageddon the history channel narration. While the British floundered in Holland, the U.