Storm of Steel

Storm of Steel

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Ernst Junger served in the German front line, fighting both the British and the French for most of World War I. Young, tough, patriotic but also disturbingly self-aware, he exulted in the war, which he saw not just as a great national struggle but - more importantly - as a unique personal struggle. Leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart, Junger kept testing himself, braced for the death that would mark his failure. bestseller and can now be rediscovered through Michael Hofmann's translation.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2003.
ISBN: 9780713995947
0713995947
Characteristics: xxiv, [289] pages ;,23 cm.

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logankpiercy
Sep 09, 2016

The person who reviewed this book just a few days ago totally missed the point of this book.

Yes, he was having a great war. He shows you how the actual grunts felt enthusiastic about the war until the very end.

If you really believed everyone was grumbling and thinking mopey crap like "All Quiet on the Western Front", how do you suppose a war could go on for so long? The defeatists wrote their books for a defeated audience. Junger wrote about victories by men who could be crushed but never conquered.

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