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Armageddon by Max Hastings
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It was the biggest battlefield in history, spreading from the English Channel to the Vistula River in Poland. The battlefield involved more humans, combatants and non-combatants, than any other battlefield. It claimed more lives. More guns and tanks and airplanes were massed across the battlefield than were seen before or since on a single continent. This battle ground was - Max Hastings’ title, “Armageddon, The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945.” Hastings is a master when writing of battles on the land and in the air, when writing of soldiers and POWs and civilians caught in desperate circumstances and people in death camps. His account is compelling. Some editors might have eliminated some of the anecdotal material - interviews with people/battle participants of all descriptions. The anecdotes do slow momentum but each is self-evidently precious. This book will remain valuable.
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