The Lord he moves in Mysterious ways...

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Verrieres, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  2. Bernhart

    Bernhart Member

  3. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Are there any specific sites relating to clergy in WWII.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  4. dbf

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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Some shots from 'Life'
    During an outdoor church service an English chaplain plays violin for HQ staff of British 8th Army while they sing traditional songs the night before an attack during the campaign in North Africa's Western desert. El Alamein, Egypt 1942.
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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Mass held by Chaplain Leo J. Crowley for US infantry men engaged in attacks on German fortification positions at the Italian front. Loiano, Italy 1945.
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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    LVT amphibious tractors being loaded w. American wounded while USCG chaplain Fred G. Semok talks w. another injured man awaiting evacuation during the 1st day of the fight for control of Saipan. Saipan, Marianas Islands 1944.
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  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Chaplain Samuel Blinder, wearing tallith, kneeling down to examine one of hundreds of "Saphor Torahs" (Sacred Scrolls), among books stolen from every occupied country in Europe during WWII; in cellar of Race Institute. Germany 1945.
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    American soldiers w. rifles kneeling to pray amidst bombing rubble in the main body of Cologne Cathedral as an Army chaplain holds first mass since it bombing on March 2nd. Germany 1945.
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  10. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Andy,

    have you read By tank Into Normany by Stuart Hills, Its brilliant read and he talks a little about chaplain assigned to his unit, During training the chaplain and the medics are seen as 'getting out of it' , but when the shooting starts he realises they have them ost difficult and dangerous job.

    Kev
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I can vouch for British Army Padre's Kev. I'm not a religious person but sometimes it's nice to know they are there when there is no one else to turn too.

    Andy
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Blindfold-bandaged US soldier lying on a grounded stretcher, clasping hands as if in prayer, among casualties in WWII battle for Okinawa. 1945.
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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    American Navy Seabees holding candlelight prayer service in a canvas tent somewhere in the Western Pacific. 1945.
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  14. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    From what I've been told Heer soldiers would have a verse from the Bible on their belt buckle, will try to find a picture if I can.
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  16. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    From what I've been told Heer soldiers would have a verse from the Bible on their belt buckle, will try to find a picture if I can.

    It reads 'Gott mit uns' (God be with us).
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Merged two 'chaplain' threads.
    have you read By tank Into Normany by Stuart Hills, Its brilliant read and he talks a little about chaplain assigned to his unit, During training the chaplain and the medics are seen as 'getting out of it' , but when the shooting starts he realises they have them ost difficult and dangerous job.
    Leslie Skinner.
    Obituary: The Reverend Leslie Skinner | News | The Guardian

    Keep meaning to get his published journal - he stands out in that Hills book doesn't he.
     
  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not sure about the first one but the second picture he's definately taken a organ to war with him :D
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