Junger is an American journalist and novelist, as well as a documentary filmmaker. He was born on January 17, 1962 in Belmont, Massachusetts. Sebastian graduated from the Wesleyan University in 1984 with a degree in cultural…
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His father was of German descent and migrated into the U.S during the Second World War. His book Death in Belmont was based on the situations that he faced while growing up in the Boston Strangler neighborhood. His visits between June 2007 and June 2009 to the eastern Afghanistan, especially the Korengal Valley led to him writing the best-selling book War (2010). The pictures and reports were published in the Vanity Fair 2008 together with the film Restrepo (2008).
In global history, war still remains the deadliest conflict. As a result, it affects the society in various ways. To that effect, Junger uses his brilliant and empathetic eye to combat reality; the fear, trust, and honor among men in an extremely difficult situation whose survival is reliant on their total commitment to each other. Junger follows a single platoon in 15 months of duty in one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan, Korengal Valley. The men he knew were either killed or wounded and he himself was nearly killed. Using the experiences of these men who are at war, Junger demonstrates what it means to fight, serve, and face mortal danger every day. Collectively, they were known as the “The rock.”
War is a narrative relating to warfare. Junger reveals how the power of comradeship sustains the fighting spirit and courage. Junger’s War experience was a different intensity of war experienced by the front-line infantry. The front-line infantry is often initiating attacks and under fire. As a result, it requires courage and elevated fighting spirit. The fight also occurred in one of the roughest places on the planet: Korengal Valley, eastern Afghanistan. The use real names give the book a sense of authenticity by describing real events and situations in detail. Junger accompanies the 173rd Airborne Brigade in a treacherous and dangerous terrain,
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