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Even when learning that his brother lies injured nearby he acknowledges some distress but, having done what he can, returns to the fray with barely a pause. Recommended to Terence by: He seldom aceroo or pontificates, and even acts as if gas attacks are normal well, they were — then.

After one double wound shot in the head and leghe walked two miles to a casualty clearing station. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

His respect for the enemy is remarkable and his impressions of near-death moments, when he thought that death was finally upon him and felt something like lightness and happiness and harmony with the world, noticed how all the pebbles on the ground around him were perfectly and intricately patterned, are reassuring somehow.

Out of the maelstrom of World War I emerge scenes which could have come straight from Dante’s Inferno. The enemy is more an opponent in the barbaric game of war and nothing else. David It is a rather easy read tempestaded there is quite a bit of gore if that is even a concern.


An interesting book, at points intense, dull, moving, surprising, bloody, and repetitive. Ernst’s story consists of rapid rises through the ranks of the Imperial German Army. Thanks for checking out my review Remember to check out acsro twitter too! Hoffman notes among other things that at times Junger uses the wrong word in the text.

Storms of Steel is just as fractured as “Speedboat,” with just as many fleeting human encounters but this is differentiated of course by the ever-present possibility of a bullet in the eye, shrapnel severing an essential artery, excessive inhalation of chlorine gas, on and on. There is, of course, the goal of victory, but its only purpose is to achieve what I have said before.

I don’t know much about the Eastern front, would be nice to read some Russian memoirs of jungdr experience. According to the introduction, he wrote it within a decade after the war, then re-wrote it in various tones depending on his present point of view.

Storm of Steel

Though his brain fell over his face to his chin, his mind was still clear when we took him to the nearest dugout. Colleagues and soldiers drift in and out of the narrative, often with little or no introduction and perhaps the briefest of leave takings. The ernnst, which relieves us of our responsibility, cannot take away our remorse; and we must exercise it.

No one can help. This classic war memoir, first published inis based on the author’s extensive diaries describing hard combat experienced on tempestdes Western Front during World War I. Absent are the self-deprecating humor, the overwhelming sense of loss and the bitter ironies of English memoirs.


Hofmann knows his subject, though, and his introductory essay has some interesting comments that contextualise Storm of Steel what an tempstades George-RR-Martinesque title that is! The surprise is so complete, the “fog of war” so dense, that, without a melee, Junger’s men capture them all.

English Choose a language for shopping. Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize I confess to not teempestades many Germans, but the national stereotypes organized, efficient, not a lot of laughs were more than born out in his memoir. The only bad part about the war is that the Treaty of Versailles isn’t as good as it could have been.

Eenst consensus of posterity regardi War means the destruction of the enemy without scruple and by any means. Such travails you would think might sour a man, yet the attitude he evinced toward the British, which his soldiers shared, was anything but ungentlemanly: Storm of Steel is full of savagery, physical suffering, squalor, and an ultimate sense of frustration. A fearless leader who admired bravery above all else, he enthusiastically participated in actions in which his units were sometimes virtually annihilated.

Junger ponders that himself, in regarding a Brit soldier he had killed p.

He leads one assault after another through curtains of artillery shells both from the British and from his own batteriesmachinegun and sniper fire, and all variety of trench mortars, rifle-grenades, and aerial bombardment.