Storm of Steel
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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 Review
A raw memoir of a German soldier's experiences on the Western Front during the First World War. The author details the daily struggle of life in the trenches combating mud, lice rats, snipers, food shortages and endless shelling by the enemy. It's interesting that the book does not provide any commentary on the politics or outcome of the war and simply tries to tell the story one mans war as he saw it.