U.S. History

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945

Max Hastings

About the Program

British historian Max Hastings discusses his book, "Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945." In it, he explains how the allied armies overtook Berlin in the final months of World War II. The author researched previously unreleased Russian archival documents as well as transcripts from interviews with Russian veterans. This weekend marks the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe and "Armageddon" also deals with the treatment of civilians during the final eight months of the war.

About the Authors

Max Hastings

Max Hastings has written eighteen books including "The Korean War" and "Bomber Command." He has worked as a foreign correspondent and editor of Britain's Evening Standard and Daily Telegraph.


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Program Information

Past Airings

  • Sunday, May 8th at 12:03pm (ET)
  • Sunday, January 9th at 9:16am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 2nd at 4:01pm (ET)
  • Sunday, December 19th at 8pm (ET)
  • Saturday, December 18th at 11pm (ET)
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