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He delights in daredevil acts, charging the enemy, organizing his troops, and appreciating details of tempestadess in the rear. What is more sublime than to face death at the head of a hundred men? The consensus of posterity regardi War means the destruction of the enemy without scruple and by any means.

His war remains an arena of individual dash, a tournament of gallants: Published June 3rd by Penguin Books first published The author does not limit himself at all to the description of the horror of the war, showing it just as it is, with all its barbarity, resulting in the work acquiring a much more anti-war character than corresponding works that are made for this purpose.

Then you hurled your own bomb, and leaped forward.

Storm of Steel

Pointedly, unlike many writers that did agonize over World War I, he lived through World War II and the Cold War to see the reunification of Germany, passing on to the Wagner fest in the sky at a very well seasoned We don’t get details of grand strategy or the big picture; instead, the text focuses on the immediate experience of life and death on the Western Front.

Sorrow, regret, pursued me deep into my dreams. Beyond this book it stands out for the excellent descriptions of the battles. The books style is a bit uneven but that’s to be expected I believe and of course the end is in it’s own way ernsst abrupt as it’s Junger’s way of ending things. Junger was typical of young tempesttades of the time, whether they wore the grey or khaki: Jul 23, Lee rated it really liked it. In the final months of the war, Junger’s company about 80 men is ordered to advance againt the British tempestadrs.


In that same chapter, Junger defines what makes the tmepestades soldier”: There are places in the book where odd unfinished events are listed as if the writer assumes we’ll pick up his meaning.

A man next to me pulled his rifle ernsy his cheek and pretended to shoot at a rabbit that suddenly came bounding through our lines.

It is not a glorification of war, though, as the details cannot but shock and horrify, but it does depict a man who gloried in his excellence at war, which I think is a jungrr. Return to Book Page. I only hope that the next encounter will be as well presented as this one. The author as a young man — and in later years He lay there, looking quite relaxed. We watch troops deal with boredom, fighting off rats, coming up with nicknames for bad food. I’m sure his colleagues and underlings were somewhat chagrined to find Junger did not mind calling them by name, as tempesttades the case of this unfortunate fellow: I would recommend it to a youngster as an honest portrayal of war, warts and all.

Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger

Gas is frequently used and very frightening. Over four years, the fire smelted an ever-purer, ever-bolder warriorhood” p. Vivid descriptions of combat make you feel as though you are there. Absent are the self-deprecating humor, the overwhelming sense of loss and the bitter ironies of English memoirs. To that I would add: He transfer twmpestades experience in this book in a truly immersive way.

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The Nazi’s held the second or third version in high esteem, although Junger apparently didn’t want to be held up as an icon. In another engagement, Junger is ordered to take 14 men across the no-man’s zone in a aceri mission and to capture some soldiers for interrogation.

I thought more than once of the men in these fiery furnaces.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The state, which relieves us of our responsibility, cannot take away our remorse; and we must exercise it.

Tempestades de acero

He seemed to relish the chance to prove himself by volunteering for every daring reconnaissance mission, savoring the danger, the heightened senses, the high stakes of success or failure — even though many of his comrades were blown to smithereens during these missions.


Junger is an excellent writer and this book is one I will read over and over again, it’s just that good. Hypnotic, thrilling, and magnificent, Read By: Free download in German available at Project Gutenberg. And yet, May God permit this splendid country, which has so often in its history been the battlefield for warring armies, to rise again from this war with is old quality intact.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. An interesting book, at points intense, dull, moving, surprising, bloody, ersnt repetitive. Storm of Steel is full of savagery, physical suffering, squalor, and an ultimate sense of frustration. Sometimes the language seemed to carry excessive British slang, a few times to the point of not making sense or seeming like a word was missing, but as with Berlin AlexanderplatzI’m sure Hofmann was accurately rendering or at least relaying a sense of old-timey German slang in the original.

Even in these frightful moments, something droll could happen. May 08, Mathijs Aasman rated it it was amazing. I suppose the oddest moments are aceto the tone becomes madcap, devil may care, despite the storm of steel. The reader joins Junger as he joins his unit in Champagne and leaves him during his final convalescence in a Hanover hospital.

They enter the maze of trenches, quickly losing their way and stumble upon an equally confused group of British New Zealand soldiers about A mixture of dust, stale gases and the reek of flung carcasses brewed up from the craters.