Ernst Jünger volunteered in 1914 and fought throughout the conflict on the Western Front recording his experiences in several books, foremost of which, In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel) provided a detailed picture of the realities of combat in an industrialised war. His writing provides a fascinating counterpart to many of the contemporary British accounts. Never convinced by Naziism, Jünger survived the Second World War and continued his career as an author becoming a defacto ambassador for the ordinary German soldier. Mike follows Germany’s war hero by tracing, examining and validating his actions in battle and in his words, and tests the veracity of his accounts.
'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
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