Armageddon tells the story of the climatic months of the Second World War and the destruction of Hitler's Germany.
In this compelling study, the author addresses the big human and military questions. Why did the Allies not win the war in 1944, when they were vastly stronger than the Germans? Why did the Russians produce the best generals? What was it like to fight the British, American, German, and Soviet armies?
This book embraces the fates of more than a hundred million people, from the tragic teenage fanatics who died in the ruins of Hitler's Reich to the British "Tommies" who simply yearned to finish a painful job and go home. Few books on the Second World War have so vividly brought together the story of the battlefields, east and west, with the decisions of the generals and the impact of great events upon ordinary soldiers and civilians.
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History well told.
This is the first historic audiobook I bought and it is fantastic. Lots of details from a numerous sources which are varied. The narrator does an excellent job and this audiobook gives new insight into a part of history we think we all know. Well worth it.
Why is it abridged
I love Max Hastings books. All his other audio books are unabridged. Why does this one have to be abridged. Disappointing.
We only seem to hear about WW2 from the Western Front perspective. Hastings perhaps gives balance with huge insight into the war on the Eastern Front. The apparent inability of the Allied command to manage events post DDay seems to have contributed to the Cold War for the next 55 years.