Storm of Steel

They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest ...' Storm of Steel is one of the greatest works to emerge from the catastrophe of the First World War.

Author: Ernst Junger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190691X

Category: History

Page: 320

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'As though walking through a deep dream, I saw steel helmets approaching through the craters. They seemed to sprout from the fire-harrowed soil like some iron harvest ...' Storm of Steel is one of the greatest works to emerge from the catastrophe of the First World War. A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism, it illuminates like no other book the horrors but also the fascination of total war, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. As an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for four long years, Storm of Steel has no equal.

Storm of Steel

... 1925), 13. 52. Ibid., 300-305, 322-26. 53. Grundr der Taktik, Auf Grund der
Eifahrungen des Weltkrieges (Berlin: R. Eisenschmidt, 1925), 9-10, 126. 60. Ibid.,
27-28. 61. Ibid., 58; Taysen's emphasis. 62. "Material 50 STORM OF STEEL.

Author: Mary R. Habeck

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471397

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 642

In this fascinating account of the battle tanks that saw combat in the European Theater of World War II, Mary R. Habeck traces the strategies developed in Germany and the Soviet Union between the wars for the use of armored vehicles in battle.

Storm of Steel

AD 643.

Author: Matthew Harffy

Publisher: Bernicia Chronicles

ISBN: 9781786696311


Page: 464

View: 813

AD 643. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the sixth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Heading south to lands he once considered his home, Beobrand is plunged into a dark world of piracy and slavery when an old friend enlists his help to recover a kidnapped girl. Embarking onto the wind-tossed seas, Beobrand pursues his quarry with single-minded tenacity. But the Whale Road is never calm and his journey is beset with storms, betrayal and violence. As the winds of his wyrd blow him ever further from what he knows, will Beobrand find victory on his quest or has his luck finally abandoned him?

The Heidegger Controversy

... which made this war unique in human history — in works such as In the Storm
of Steel (1920) and War as Inner Experience (1912) earned him the reputation of
a type of "aesthetician of carnage." In this way, Jiinger, who was, like Heidegger,

Author: Richard Wolin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262731010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 305

View: 573

Along with several selections from Heidegger's national socialist days, this work includes later interviews as well as contributions by Lowith, Junger, Jaspers, Marcuse, Habermas and others about his political ideas.

Sacrifice and National Belonging in Twentieth Century Germany

... rent in the storm , await the new men , the cunning , battletested men who are
ruthless toward themselves and others . ... transformative effects on those who
survived the “ storm of steel " represents the militant nationalist interpretation of
the ...

Author: Marcus Funck

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585442072

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 667

Over the course of the 20th century, Germans from virtually all walks of life were touched by two problems: forging a sense of national community and coming to terms with widespread suffering. Arguably, no country in the modern Western world has been so closely associated with both inflicting and overcoming catastrophic misery in the name of national belonging. Within this context, the concept and ideal of "sacrifice" have played a pivotal role in recent German political culture. As the seven studies in this volume show, once the value of heroic national sacrifice was invoked during World War I to mobilize German soldiers and civilians, it proved to be a remarkably effective way to respond to a wide variety of social dislocations. How did the ideals of sacrifice play a role in constructing German nationalism? How did the Nazis use this idea to justify mass killing? What consequences did this have for postwar Germany? This volume opens up discussions about the history of 20th-century German political life.

A Storm of Swords

It was no way to treat good steel, he'd say, but this Thoros never used good steel.
He'd just dip some cheap sword in wildfire and set it alight. It was only an
alchemist's trick, my master said, but it scared the horses and some of the
greener ...

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 055389787X

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 294

THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .

The Storm of War

'They required 600,000 tons of concrete (the weight of more than two thousand
two storey houses) and 1.5 million yards of steel shuttering,' records Martin
Gilbert. 'To build them, 20,000 men were employed working in eight dry docks.

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 130

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

The Second World War

Ernst Jünger was a German soldier who went to war in w 1914 , at the age of just
19 . He served bravely in many battles on the Western Front and kept a diary of
his experiences . In 1929 , it was published in English as The Storm of Steel .

Author: Christine Hatt

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237531942

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 62

View: 359

'The Second World War, 1939-45' examines the causes of the war and details the course of conflict in Western Europe, the USSR, Africa and the Pacific. It also describes the experiences of civilians, resistance fighters, prisoners of war and Holocaust victims.

Storm of Sharks

... Count Vega, buccaneer pirate prince and former captain of the Maelstrom,
leaned forward and allowed the chains to take his weight. He glanced at the
outlawed silver manacles fastened tight about his wrists, the links of steel
securing him ...

Author: Curtis Jobling

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101597429

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 512

View: 505

The epic Wereworld saga continues as Drew Ferran—werewolf, leader of people, and the rightful king of Lyssia—battles the evil Catlords who seek to oppress the kingdom. As the war’s scope widens, Drew and his allies take the fight to the high seas. But just as many terrors await them on the water as on land, with pirates and scoundrels abounding and a host of previously-unknown werelords emerging to take sides in the war that threatens to destroy the Seven Realms. Called “Game of Thrones for the tween set,” (School Library Journal), the Wereworld series hits a new high in this fifth book!

A Companion to Europe 1900 1945

5 Ernst Junger, The Storm of Steel, From the Diary of a German Stormtroop
Officer on the Western Front (New York: Howard Fertig, 1996), pp. 262-3. 5 Cited
in Tim Travers, Gallipoli 1915 (Stroud: Tempus Publishing, 2001), p. 192. 5
Lance ...

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391671

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 215

This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

Life and Death in the Third Reich

A remarkable number of Germans seemed to be reading Ernst Jiinger, best
known for his fictionalized World War I diary, Storm of Steel, as the war crashed
down on them. They picked up his books, which intertwined themes of
technology, ...

Author: Peter Fritzsche

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674027930

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 772

A scholar deciphers the puzzle of Nazism's ideological grip in a critical analysis that examines the efforts of Germans to adjust to new racial identities, to believe in the necessity of war, and to accept the dynamic of unconditional destruction.

Storm and Steel

As the war's first day progresses, the brutal reality of war hits home. With the future of their nation at stake, Mohr and his men become the storm and steel that avenge the countrymen whose lives they are sworn to protect.

Author: Brad Smith


ISBN: 9781790839636


Page: 156

View: 319

May, 1985: A panzer company commander faces his first harrowing day of war against the Warsaw Pact. Against the relentless onslaught of Russian and Czechoslovakian divisions pouring into West Germany, Captain Kurt Mohr and his tank crews wage a desperate battle to delay the enemy advance. As a brand new company commander, he must also prove his metal to the men who serve under him. Amid the breakneck speed of mechanized warfare, Mohr battles his own self-doubt and fear in order to quickly adapt to the fast-paced battlefield environment. Fighting in Lower Bavaria also poses unique challenges to his command abilities as the close-in nature of the terrain forces him to deal with threats at point blank range. As the war's first day progresses, the brutal reality of war hits home. With the future of their nation at stake, Mohr and his men become the storm and steel that avenge the countrymen whose lives they are sworn to protect.

Chambers s Journal

Green - ivied trunks , and branching arms We should not omit to notice the
employment Of beeches , sheltering from the storms , of steel plates , one -
sixteenth of an inch in thickWithin its empty , roofless ballness , for the skin ' of
torpedo ...




Category: Humanities


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The First World War

A novel culture developed in this subterranean world, and trench experiences
added new words to common vocabularies. The grey everyday of war was
symbolized by what Ernst Jünger in Storm of Steel called the new 'workers of war'
– the ...

Author: Holger H. Herwig

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147251081X

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 944

The Great War toppled four empires, cost the world 24 million dead, and sowed the seeds of another worldwide conflict 20 years later. This is the only book in the English language to offer comprehensive coverage of how Germany and Austria-Hungary, two of the key belligerents, conducted the war and what defeat meant to them. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, including new developments in the historiography and, in particular, addressing new work on the cultural history of the war. This edition also includes: - New material on the domestic front, covering Austria-Hungary's internal political frictions and ethnic fissures - More on Austria-Hungary and Germany's position within the wider geopolitical framework - Increased coverage of the Eastern front The First World War: Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 offers an authoritative and well-researched survey of the role of the Central powers that will be an invaluable text for all those studying the First World War and the development of modern warfare.

Sources for Frameworks of World History

The first is from Storm of Steel by ErnstJünger (1895–1998), a controversial
author who expressed extreme right-wing views and glorified war in his writings.
Although he shared many of the antisemitic and antidemocratic views expressed
by ...

Author: Lynne Miles-Morillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199332282

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 891

Each chapter in Sources for Frameworks of World History contains four to six sources-including photographs, graphics, maps, poetry, and cartoons-carefully chosen by Stephen Morillo and coeditor Lynn Miles-Morillo to specifically complement Frameworks of World History. Chapter introductions, headnotes, and reading questions provide context, while a general introduction examines problems and issues in working with and interpreting sources.

In the Fire of the Eastern Front

It was on the contours of those huge steel objects that the Soviets concentrated
their fire and it was hell. A hell of fire in a storm of steel scared us to death. We no
longer felt the bitter cold, on the contrary, we sweated so much that we wanted to

Author: Hendrick C. Verton

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081175054X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 582

Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS. Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front. Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945.

Music Politics and Violence

Ernst Jünger, The Storm of Steel: From the Diary of a German Storm-Troop Officer
on the Western Front, no translator given (New York: Howard Fertig, 1975), 3.
Translation expanded and modified. 49. In section “Noten am Rande,” NZfM 84 ...

Author: Susan Fast

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573396

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 648

Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.

What is Military History

Citino, Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm. 43. Barry Posen, The Sources of Military
Doctrine: France, Britain and Germany between ... Mary R. Habeck, Storm of
Steel. The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union,
1919–1939 ...

Author: Stephen Morillo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665330

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 830

This clear, readable introduction to the popular field of military history is now available in a refreshed and updated second edition. It shows that military history encompasses not just accounts of campaigns and battles but includes a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of past military organization and activity. In concise chapters it explains the fundamental features of the field, including: The history of military history, showing how it has developed from ancient times to the present; The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity; it argues that military history is as methodologically and philosophically sophisticated as any field of history; The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important; A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced; A look at where military history is headed in the future. The new edition of What is Military History? provides an up-to-date bibliography and cutting edge new case studies, including counterinsurgency, and as such continues to be ideal for classes in military history and in historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of a rich and growing area of study.

Vimy Ridge

Ernst ]1'inger, The Storm of Steel: From the Diary of a German Storm- Troop
Officer on the Western Front (London: Chatto and Windus, 1929, reprint 1975),
13435. Iiinger, 136-37. 2nd Brigade Report. WD, 1st Field Company, Canadian ...

Author: Geoffrey Hayes

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554586976

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 776

On the morning of April 9, 1917, troops of the Canadian Corps under General Julian Byng attacked the formidable German defences of Vimy Ridge. Since then, generations of Canadians have shared a deep emotional attachment to the battle, inspired partly by the spectacular memorial on the battlefield. Although the event is considered central in Canadian military history, most people know very little about what happened during that memorable Easter in northern France. Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment draws on the work of a new generation of scholars who explore the battle from three perspectives. The first assesses the Canadian Corps within the wider context of the Western Front in 1917. The second explores Canadian leadership, training, and preparations and details the story of each of the four Canadian divisions. The final section concentrates on the commemoration of Vimy Ridge, both for contemporaries and later generations of Canadians. This long-overdue collection, based on original research, replaces mythology with new perspectives, new details, and a new understanding of the men who fought and died for the remarkable achievement that was the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Co-published with the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies