(E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

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Die Stalinorgel

Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Die Stalinorgel review Ð 109 Gert Ledig ó 9 review The struggling troopsComparable to such masterpieces of war literature as Ernst Jünger's Storm of Steel and Erich Remarue's All uiet on the Western Front The Stalin Front is a harrowing almost photographic description of violence and devastation one that brings home the unforgiving reality of total war. Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I ve read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it s All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter on the EASTERN Front Fascinating when and where he uses the character s actual names too The Russians have names the Germans only sometimes and late in the book Not what I would have expectedI have Payback here in German and am slightly scared to read it now Some sentences are gorgeous amazing splinters rammed deep into your brain It s a book I ll re read I haven t finished grappling with it but this round it won Larbre aux sept vies les sept fils de Philémon photographic description of violence and devastation one that brings home the unforgiving reality of total war. Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I ve read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it s All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter on the EASTERN Front Fascinating when and where he uses the character s actual names too The Russians have names the Germans only sometimes and late in the book Not what I would have expectedI have Payback here in German and am slightly scared to read it now Some sentences are gorgeous amazing splinters rammed deep into your brain It s a book I ll re read I haven t finished grappling with it but this round it won

Summary Die Stalinorgel

Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Die Stalinorgel review Ð 109 Gert Ledig ó 9 review Rters to the front scrambles desperately from shelter to shelter as he tries to avoid getting caught up in the action Through it all Russian artillery the crude but devastatingly effective multiple rocket launcher known to the Germans as the Stalin Organ and to the Russians as Katyusha rains death upon. This is not a book about the Katyusha rock launcher it is a novel about the fighting in the Eastern Front graphically described The author Gert Ledig was a veteran in the war at the Eastern Front and so what he described in the novel is probably from his experience in the warWhat strikes the reader immediately is the brutality of the conditions of the battle A Russian advance bogged down the Germans on the other hand had run out of everything food water ammunition and replacements Combatants from both sides were lost some surrendered if just to get away from that constant bombardment or in the case of the Runner to avoid another run between the frontline and the Battalion H Those who were injured and could not get away were either treated or ravaged depending on the random deal of luck And then there was the absurdity of the command some of which appeared to have come out of a children s storybook pg 79 though nothing beats the attempt to carry out a court martial in the middle of raining bombardment and strafing planes pg 138The author s success in the graphic descriptions is helped much by his ability to describe using the most imaginative words and sentences Take for example A geyser of earth from a shell impact swallowed him up and spat him out again pg 9 The reader immediately imagines earth and dust shooting out of the ground and him having miraculously survived emerging from the cloud of thick dust and shrapnel Examples like this are found throughout the bookThe one failing I find was the attempt at a love story which while might just have been real enough didn t sit well anywhere in the book and feels unnecessary Besides that I think this short book is a good read and one that allows readers to get a good idea of what the fighting at the Eastern Front was like Since there does not seem to be many English or translated novels set in that theatre this one is recommended for anyone who is interested

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Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Die Stalinorgel review Ð 109 Gert Ledig ó 9 review 1942 at the Eastern Front Soldiers crouch in horrible holes in the ground mingling with corpses Tunneled beneath a radio mast German soldiers await the order to blow themselves up Russian tanks struggling to break through enemy lines bog down in a swamp while a German runner bearing messages from headua. Fear Without End The Stalin Front is flippantly gruesome a script I m surprised uentin Tarantino never picked up It is a catalogue of the slaughter degradation and physical misery that soldiers suffer As the translator s introduction says it is pure Kampfschrift fighting writing As such there is no deviation from the one emotion that is shared by every one of its characters unremitting fearThere is of course fear of the enemy which is to be expected But there is also fear of one s fellows fear of superiors in the first instance because that s the principal instinct trained into a soldier but also because superiors may stop acting as superiors fear of your peers whom you know would ultimately sacrifice your life for theirs just as you would theirs for yours and fear of the institutions of society that have collectively agreed to put you in a position of despairing hopelessnessLedig summarises the source of these fears succinctly the fear of injustice War can be defined as the absence of justice of even the possibility of justice It is the knowledge that justice is unattainable from any source within war that generates both the fear and the innumerable ways in which soldiers have discovered to mitigate the effects of injustice from the distortion of orders to desertion It is not simply enemy bullets which kill and maim randomly and therefore unjustly The entire system of war its protocols procedures and military organisation are established explicitly to avoid judgments about the relative merits of a course of action criteria of choice or the competencies of individuals In fact there are no individuals only classes into which individuals are assigned ranks degree of fitness and function None of these categories attracts the concept of justiceLedig s techniue for describing the universality of injustice in war is to create two opposing units one German the other Soviet which effectively surround each other isolating the other unit from the rest of their army And each of these units holds captive an enemy officer at its centre The result is a sort of corporate enclosure in which the parts also contain the whole The world outside this enclosure effectively doesn t exist Those who think they ve escaped from it meet the fate they probably would have within itThe last thought of the German Captain as he is shot in the back trying to rejoin his men is Is this justice Of course it isn t Neither is the non judicial execution of the Sergeant nor the madness of the Cavalry Officer nor the survival of any number of cowards and incompetents Only after the battle subsides does a vague hope reassert itself Standing by a graveside the NCO comments on the pious words of a chaplain about the inscrutable justice of God I secretly hope there s some truth in it Yes said the Major I d hate to think that was just another trick I suppose not allowing ourselves to think it s just another trick is what keeps us alive in or out of war Injustice is after all our greatest fear


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  1. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

    Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Fear Without End The Stalin Front is flippantly gruesome a script I’m surprised uentin Tarantino never picked up It is a catalogue of the slaughter degradation and physical misery that soldiers suffer As the translator’

  2. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig The Stalin Front also published as The Stalin Organ by Gert Ledig 1921 1999 is a novel about Russo German fighting during World War II It was first published in German in 1955 sixteen years after the author volunteered in the army The English translation by Michael Hofmann appeared only recently in 2004 The novel constitutes Ledig's graphic reminiscences of the war Its imagery brings to my mind recent war films like Saving Private Ryan by S

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    Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review The Lance Corporal couldn't turn in his grave because he didn't have one Some three versts from Podrova forty versts south of Leningrad he had been caught in a salvo of rockets been thrown up in the air and with severed hands and head dangling been impaled on the skeletal branches of what once had been a treeThe NCO who w

  4. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig This is not a book about the Katyusha rock launcher it is a novel about the fighting in the Eastern Front graphically described The author Gert

  5. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Summary Die Stalinorgel

    Summary Die Stalinorgel Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review Hannah Arendt wrote in her book 'Eichmann in Jerusalem' that our modern conception of evil is banality; the ubiuitousness of violence degradation and disrespect for human life is what roots humanity in evil It is Arendt's version of evil that arises in Ledig's 'Stalin Front' the mechanization of death is the most insidious

  6. says: Gert Ledig ó 9 review (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Ledig gives a realistic description of what it was like to participate on the Eastern front from multiple perspectives during the GermanRussian engagement In particular this work takes place at which point the two sides are locked in a stalemate I enjoyed this short novel because I felt like I was therewatching the battle in a safe place in a different time What does one take away from this? It's difficult to

  7. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Very good novel written in the 1950's about the fighting between the Germans and Russians at the Eastern front in World War 2 Excellently prtrays just how horrible and futile war really is Very powerfully written and not for the sueamish

  8. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Gert Ledig Gert Ledig ó 9 review

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig This is one of the best works of fiction I have read on the Eastern Front Told from the perspective of both Germans and Russians Soviet alike Ledig's narrative of the events taking place over the space of two days

  9. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Okay this book is about as relentless and merciless as the artillery attack Feuerwalze it describes I've read it in one day and the closest thing I can think of it's All uiet on the Western Front 35 years alter

  10. says: (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig Summary Die Stalinorgel

    (E–pub/Pdf) Die Stalinorgel BY Gert Ledig This book was part of the War and Literature Readalong 2012 It is set in 1942 on the Eastern front and deals comprehensively with the experiences of the German and Russian soldiers Ledig is writing of his own experience albe

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