Posted by
Message
red sox fan 13
Oregon Fan
Valley Park
Member since Aug 2018
3409 posts

Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Just got done with it today. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in WW1, military history or war memoirs in general. The book is the memoir of Ernst Jünger who was an officer in the German army in World War I. It gives brutal and uncensored accounts of what the war was really like. There’s some seriously messed up stuff in this book but it’s super interesting as well. Some parts are horrifying like when he’s digging a trench and finds layers of corpses buried in the mud, or when his company gets hit on the road with an artillery barrage and pieces of his men scatter the area. Other parts are thought provoking such as when he is about to execute a British soldier but the soldier pulls out a picture of himself with his family and so he is spared. The author was wounded 14 times but always came back for more. It’s a miracle he survived the war. Overall, the book gives an unfiltered look into WW1, which obviously includes a lot of gore and fatalism but also gives you a peak into life in the trenches and behind the German lines. The book gives a German perspective that we rarely see here in the US. He just told it how to was. Once again I highly recommend if you are a war fan. Great book.


Ace Midnight
LSU Fan
Between sanity and madness
Member since Dec 2006
75974 posts

re: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Later in life, Junger was a key figure in the conservative, anti-Nazi movement within the German establishment in the 30s and 40s, and universally hated by German Marxists after WWII.

Lived to be over 100.

Dan Carlin quotes extensively from Storm of Steel in the outstanding 6-part HH series, Blueprint for Armageddon.


chity
LSU Fan
Chicago, il
Member since Dec 2008
4007 posts

re: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Great book. Someone here recommended it and was not disappointed.

Recommended it to my brother and he thought it was great also.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
red sox fan 13
Oregon Fan
Valley Park
Member since Aug 2018
3409 posts

re: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Junger was also one of the first people to ever drop LSD. Truly a remarkable life


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
geauxtigers6492
Army Fan
Admin in Waiting
Member since Jun 2008
3904 posts

re: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
I enjoyed reading it but may need to pick it up again. I started reading Now It Can Be Told as well but have never finished it.

Obviously I got my sources from Dan Carlin.


whichyalnoaboutseven
Colorado Fan
Kansas City, Missouri
Member since Dec 2009
1401 posts

re: Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger
Storm of steel is insane. Gets really good towards the end when he kind of just looses it. Don’t blame him after what he went through. That’s just one story too.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram