Storm of Steel

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 ...

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Allan Lane

ISBN:

Category: Soldiers

Page: 288

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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.

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

Storm of Steel relates how the German and Soviet armies formulated and chose to put into practice doctrines that were innovative for the time, yet in many respects identical to one another.

Author: Mary R. Habeck

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471389

Category: History

Page: 336

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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 between the wars for the use of armored vehicles in battle. Only in Germany and the Soviet Union were truly original armor doctrines (generally known as "blitzkreig" and "deep battle") fully implemented. Storm of Steel relates how the German and Soviet armies formulated and chose to put into practice doctrines that were innovative for the time, yet in many respects identical to one another. As part of her extensive archival research in Russia, Germany, and Britain, Habeck had access to a large number of formerly secret and top-secret documents from several post-Soviet archives. This research informs her comparative approach as she looks at the roles of technology, shared influences, and assumptions about war in the formation of doctrine. She also explores relations between the Germans and the Soviets to determine whether collaboration influenced the convergence of their armor doctrines.

The Storm of Steel

Update from MGP 10/23/2020 - Another comprehensive review of the manuscript has been completed, removing the last remaining typographical errors from all new printings of this edition.

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781696237727

Category:

Page: 187

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Originally published in 1920, The Storm of Steel is a first-hand account of World War I trench combat lifted from the diaries of Ernst Jünger, a German infantryman who would become one of Europe's most talented writers. The book was first translated into English in 1929 by Basil Creighton, the acclaimed translator of many other classic works of German literature, and was widely hailed as a masterpiece. The Storm of Steel remains the definitive account of World War I, following Jünger through several major engagements as he develops from an eager young soldier into a battle-hardened officer. Subsequent revisions by the author removed many of the original editions' vivid descriptions of battle, along with his reflections on leadership, patriotism, and the nature of heroism, while later translations failed to compare to the original's compelling and readable prose. The original translation eventually fell out-of-print, and is now being made available for the first time in decades to allow a new generation of readers to experience the classic that introduced millions to one of Europe's greatest voices.

Storm of Steel

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Author: Mary R. Habeck

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471397

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 935

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.

The Storm of Steel

A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not only the horrors but also the fascination of total war, seen through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier.

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Howard Fertig Pub

ISBN: 9780865274235

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 577

A memoir of astonishing power, savagery, and ashen lyricism, 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.

Storm of Steel

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Soldiers

Page: 264

View: 249

Storm of Steel depicts Ernst Junger's experience of combat in the German front line - leading raiding parties, defending trenches against murderous British incursions, and simply enduring as shells tore his comrades apart.



Storm of Steel

AD 643. Anglo-Saxon Britain. 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.

Author: Matthew Harffy

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 178669638X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 979

AD 643. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the sixth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. 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?




Storm of Steel

This new edition is a first translation in American-English (not British-English), and is designed especially for American readers. This is a breathtaking, never-to-be-forgotten account of war.

Author: Ernst Junger

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984236531

Category:

Page: 300

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"the most powerful memoir of any war" --DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER (Britain) "critical success ... revels in the glory of combat"--NEW YORK TIMES "one of the greatest works about the First World War" --THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER (Britain) NUMBER ONE NEW RELEASE for Kindle, in "Biography & Memoirs ...World War I" for August-September 2017. STORM OF STEEL is possibly the greatest combat memoir of the modern era. It is a universal first-hand account of the terrifying calamity that was the First World War of 1914-18. It is told through German eyes, but appeals to all humanity, regardless of nation. This new edition is a first translation in American-English (not British-English), and is designed especially for American readers. This is a breathtaking, never-to-be-forgotten account of war. Combat sequences are riveting, detailed, and precise. The book appeals to both students of military history, and to general readers of quality literature about the human condition. This war memoir focuses on daily life in the combat trenches, and its haunting pathos. Although narrated through German eyes, it could be the story of any army of any nation. Grisly death and woundings are commonplace. However, there are also noble deeds of heroism and self-sacrifice, of average men willing to fight and die for each other. It is a universal tale of humanity, both evil and good, sin and redemption. This new translation is completely in American English (not British English). It is the only translation of the early edition of 1921-22, when the author was still in the German Army. It is the closest English edition yet to the original combat. Previous translations were by British-educated writers, and based on editions revised long after the war. American audiences will appreciate this new translation in American English, rather than British English. It uses modern military terminology, and provides fuller descriptions of European history and geography. It especially brings to life the German author's unusual fascination with the American West. Indeed, the author Jünger stands as a symbol of repentance and forgiveness. He was one of the most decorated German soldiers ever, but later used his prominence to movingly advocate the reconciliation of former enemies. His narrative contains poignant passages about lost souls upon the battlefield that know no national boundaries. New scholarship reveals that author Ernst Jünger became a daring anti-Nazi during the Second World War. In 1944, he supported the German officers who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and only escaped arrest and execution through a stunning twist of fate. Instead, Ernst Jünger survived to be one of the greatest German novelists of all time, not passing until the grand age of 102 in 1998. BH Masterworks is an imprint of Boston Hill Press, a premier publisher of quality books in history. ******************************************************************* What people have said about STORM OF STEEL: "The greatest war memoir I have ever read. ... undoubtedly the most powerful memoir of any war. ... combines the most astonishing literary gifts with absorption with war in every detail. --THE DAILY TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER (Britain) "critical success ... a memorial to fallen comrades and an attempt to make sense of his war experiences ... revels in the glory of combat"--NEW YORK TIMES (USA) "one of the greatest works about the First World War, along with those by Erich Maria Remarque, Henri Barbusse, e.e. cummings, David Jones and Lucien Descaves" --THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER (Britain) "a surgically precise view of battle"--ECONOMIST MAGAZINE (Britain) Reviews may refer to different editions of STORM OF STEEL, which was published 6 times in German, 3 times in English.




A Dangerous Encounter

Gerhard, a young man on the rise, is drawn into the seedy underside of Paris, where he witnesses the murder of a young ballerina

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Marsilio Pub

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

View: 643

Gerhard, a young man on the rise, is drawn into the seedy underside of Paris, where he witnesses the murder of a young ballerina

Blade of a Sword

This is the enthralling story of the experiences of the German 73rd Fusilier Regiment, the regiment of Ernst Jünger, author of the renowned Storm of Steel, as it fought through the major campaigns of World War I's Western Front.

Author: Matthias Strohn

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 9781472835895

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 976

This is the enthralling story of the experiences of the German 73rd Fusilier Regiment, the regiment of Ernst Jünger, author of the renowned Storm of Steel, as it fought through the major campaigns of World War I's Western Front. Combining traditional military history with a trench-level soldier's view of the Great War, this book tracks the experiences of an elite German regiment throughout the conflict, following the men who fought and died in the service of what would ultimately prove to be a futile cause. The German 73rd Fusilier Regiment spent the whole of World War I on the Western Front, and was one of the Imperial German Army's most elite units. Starting with the occupation of Liège, it took part in nearly every major campaign in the West, including the Champagne Offensives, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and the Operation Michael offensives. Using the personal accounts of the soldiers themselves, including Ernst Jünger, author of Storm of Steel, this engrossing story of a regiment at war presents the horror of trench warfare on a human scale, through the eyes of ordinary men-at-arms, as they fought for honor and survival in military history's most brutal theater of combat.