Storm of Steel

Storm of Steel

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Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. Young, tough, patriotic, but also disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted in the Great War, which he saw not just as a great national conflict 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, Jünger kept testing himself, braced for the death that will mark his failure. Published shortly after the war's end.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780142437902
0142437905
Characteristics: xxiv, 289 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hofmann, Michael 1957 August 25-

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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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