World War I represented a total break in history in very many ways. Waging from 1914 till 1918, militarily speaking, this enormous conflict revolutionised warfare and had, in fact, an impact on almost the entire world. As for Europe, it brought about a shock and devastation not experienced since the 30-Year War. In the context of literature, too, the Great War broke with all traditional form and patterns. Different views, an apprecitation of ?lay literature? hitherto unknown, and the introduction of new literary genres mark just a few of the changes. Between the years 1918 and 1933, the war novel advanced to be the epoch-specific genre of the Weimar Republic. The following master thesis will explore not only two very well known representatives of war literature of its time and age, but also one author whose work has to this day been denied such acceptance. The main focus here will be on the attempt to establish a relationship between the various texts and specify both on what they have in common, and how they differ. Additionally, thematic aspects that have so far largely been ignored will be elucidated against their respective historic backgrounds. A brief analysis of the then prevailing ideal of a man is meant to illustrate the extreme endeavours of the potents in charge to establish a militaristic social order. One phenomenon resulting from this image is the authoritarian character. The German philosopher and sociologist, Theodor W. Adorno dedicated intensive studies to this. In order to emphasise the widespread literary influence of this psychological pattern, the thesis will not only quote from the representative literature, but also lend from other contemporary titles. However, at the beginning there will be an introduction to the literary situation between 1914 and 1933, followed by an examination of texts by Ernst Jünger, Erich Maria Remarque, and Bruno Vogel.