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  1. Introduction
  2. Dealing with horrible and unsanitary conditions
  3. Important technological advances during World War I
  4. Ensuring survival
  5. Conclusion

Storm of Steel is a very accurate and interesting memoir about a German soldier who served in World War I, written by Ernst Jünger who is regarded as one of Germany's greatest modern writers, and also as a hero of the conservative revolutionary movement following World War I. Jünger was born in Heidelberg and grew up in Hanover. He was also the son of a pharmacist and was a member of the Wandervogel movement. Jünger eventually ran away from home to join the French Foreign Legion.

[...] Attrition is the process of grinding down the opponents resources, until they were unable to fight. This process was effective, but wasted too much time. The Germans used an infiltration tactic which involved highly trained and well-equipped troops would attack their opponents vulnerable points and by pass their strongpoints. But, the distance that they achieved depended on their ability to supply and communicate. Storm of Steel is a very accurate and interesting memoir about a German soldier who served in World War [...]


[...] As a result of many injuries and primitive medical services, many soldiers died from infection and gangrene from only minor injuries. The poor sanitary conditions were another hardship that the soldiers had to face. It led to the spread of many infections and diseases such as dysentery, typhus, cholera, and parasites. Poor hygiene among the soldiers also led to conditions such as trench foot and trench mouth. The soldiers also had to deal with exposure because during the winter the temperature inside a trench could easily fall below zero degrees Celsius. [...]

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