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This review is from: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45 (Hardcover)
Max Hastings has created a well researched and detailed epic of the final stages of World War 2 in Europe. 'Armageddon' is both long and harrowing, but the quality of Hastings' research, analysis, and narrative makes this book a lucid and compelling read for those interested in the subject.
Many of the book's eyewitness accounts are heart-rending - the merciless sufferings of civilians, PoWs, and soldiers reinforces the view that Hitler and his followers needed to be destroyed as rapidly as possible. Imparted throughout this book is the over-cautiousness of Allied high command, which combined with the childish ambitions and personal feuds of some Allied commanders, unfortunately delayed the end of World War 2 in Europe. At the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives.