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Copse 125: A Chronicle from the Trench Warfare of 1918

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Sul fronte francese, nel 1918, l’ultimo anno della prima guerra mondiale, il ventitreenne Ernst Jünger è tenente nella compagnia assegnata al «Boschetto 125». In trincea, infilato nel tascapane, ha sempre con sé uno di quegli esili quadernetti sui quali annota i propri appunti: la scrittura accompagna costantemente l’esperienza in campo. In seguito l’autore riprenderà ques ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Howard Fertig (first published 1988)
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Feb 24, 2017 Matt rated it it was amazing
Having heard of Jünger’s involvement with the Conservative Revolutionary Movement I approached his most famous work “Storm of Steel” especially interested in reading political thoughts that could be seen as pertaining to that movement. My expectations were, however, confounded; although, it didn’t’ take long before I began to appreciate that work for its own peculiar brilliance. Of course one could say that a certain outlook pervades that work subtextually – one could even call it that volume’s ...more
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Nov 29, 2012 Dustin McDowell rated it really liked it
Junger was a soldier in the Imperial German Army serving during most of the WWI. In this work, Junger expands upon his journal entries towards the end of the war by presenting his own reflections. This work provides a great insight into some of the driving forces of WWI such as a strong ultra-nationalist sentiment and social Darwinism.
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Jun 13, 2016 Joseph Hirsch rated it really liked it
Some of Ernst Junger's work on war deals with the sometimes terrifying, sometimes prosaic and dull realities of the life of a soldier in a trench. Other of Junger's books on war deal with the effects of war on the psyche and the soul. "Copse 125" gives one a hearty sampling of both types of chronicle. The book intersperses "Tagebuch"-style entries on various troop maneuvers, movements, and ration issues with deep philosophical ruminations on how a select breed of men (Junger channels Nietzsche q ...more
Apr 01, 2008 Eric is currently reading it
Interesting. Juenger adapted entries from his war diary (See "Storm of Steel" for a much fuller account) relating to a week or so that he spent along one stretch of the Western Front in 1918 (after the German Spring Offensive) along with later recollections of events and his postwar thoughts on the significance of the war. The result is not a straight-forward description of his war experience. Juenger's radical right philosophy comes through at multiple points; in his considerations of liberalis ...more
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Nov 20, 2010 Aaron Meyer rated it liked it
Shelves: history, ww-1
I'll admit right off the bat I am a "Storm of Steel" guy. I read it first and was sucked right in. I picked this book up thinking it would prove more of the same but was quite mistaken. I believe the book has merit in that it explores a multitude of experiences and ideas he had perculating in his head. His ideas on the future warrior and the new wave of military hardware are rather uncanny and farseeing. It was enjoyable reading his ideas on leadership and know from personal experience he is rig ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Fishface rated it really liked it
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Another Great War memoir by Ernst Junger -- this one based on his 1918 experiences at Copse 125, known to the Allies as Rossignol Wood. There was a lot of flowery exposition of the greatness and superiority of the German spirit, so much that you could see the tender green shoots of Nazism sprouting at the base of every word. But he also got down to brass tacks concerning his combat experience, some of it quite hair-raising. After 4 years of that sort of brutality, I'd have to say he earned his s ...more
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Jan 30, 2014 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoirs, world-war-1
A fascinating memoir by a German soldier serving in the trenches in 1918 that is particularly revealing of Juenger's radical right philosophy, his social Darwinist vision of war, his fervent nationalism, and in his constant musings about a particular model of warrior heroism.
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Titre en français : le boqueteau 125. En d'autres termes une petite colline du nord de la France prise et reprise cinquante fois par les deux camps vers la fin de la guerre en 1918. Qui permet à l'auteur de continuer son évocation de la première guerre. Aussi bon qu'Orages d'acier.
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Ernst Jünger was a decorated German soldier and author who became famous for his World War I memoir Storm of Steel. The son of a successful businessman and chemist, Jünger rebelled against an affluent upbringing and sought adventure in the Wandervogel, before running away to briefly serve in the French Foreign Legion, an illegal act. Because he escaped prosecution in Germany due to his father's ef ...more
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