17 May 2010

"De Bazancourt à Favreuil: Sur les traces d'Ernst Jünger"

René Senteur has written and published a book about Ernst Jünger and his 1914-1918 war experience, De Bazancourt à Favreuil: Sur les traces d'Ernst Jünger (2010).

René Senteur writes about his book:
After years of research, I’d like to present to you my book on Ernst Jünger and the Great War. In this book, I’ve tried to place the actions and events described by Jünger in his work In Stahlgewittern (Storm of Steel) in their military and historical context. Every chapter deals with the corresponding chapter in Jüngers book and has been split up into 2 parts. The first part describes in detail the events and actions from a historical viewpoint: to what purpose the author and his brothers in arms of the 73rd Füsilier Regiment where there, what role did they play? Who were their adversaries? To what extent Storm of Steel is historically correct? The second part gives a description of the terrain in its actual condition, which helps to visualize the events described and could be used as a battlefield-guide. This book, for the moment only available in French, contains 160 pages in A4-format and over 250 illustrations: 110 colour photos amongst which recreations of some of the uniforms worn by Jünger, 120 BW photos most of which haven’t been published before and 20 colour maps. This book is an auto-publication and has been printed in 500 copies only. Price 30,00 € incl. VAT (+ shipping)

For any info-request or to order this book, please contact René Senteur via his web site Orages d'acier.