About this book
Penguin modern classic of one of the greatest works to emerge from the First World War. A memoir of power and savagery illuminating the horrors and also the fascination of war. Translated and introduction by Michael Hofmann.
A memoir of astonishing power, savagery and ashen lyricism that illuminates the horrors as well as the fascination of total First World War, presenting the conflict through the eyes of an ordinary German soldier. It provides an account of the terrors of the Western Front and of the sickening allure that made men keep fighting on for 4 long years.