Military history

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting.

INTRODUCTION

THE PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS AND THEIR FORCES

Chapter 1: Time of Hope

Chapter 2: The Bridges to Arnhem

Chapter 3: The Frontiers of Germany

Chapter 4: The Russians at the Vistula

Chapter 5: Winter Quarters

Chapter 6: Germany Besieged

Chapter 7: Hell in the Hürtgen

Chapter 8: The Bulge: An American Epic

Chapter 9: Stalin’s Offensive

Chapter 10: Blood and Ice: East Prussia

Chapter 11: Firestorms: War in the Sky

Chapter 12: Marching on the Rhine

Chapter 13: Prisoners of the Reich

Chapter 14: Collapse in the West

Chapter 15: “The Earth Will Shake as We Leave the Scene”

Chapter 16: The Bitter End

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