Released on 26 February 2015.

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The Battle for Germany 1944-45

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‘As a military historian Max Hastings has few equals.’ Times Literary Supplement

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. Armageddon by Max Hastings is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe.

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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
Armageddon offers an impressively researched, beautifully crafted narrative of the Second World War's European finale.
Times Literary Supplement