Through the Hitler Line : Memoirs of an Infantry Chaplain.

Laurence Wilmot's Second World War memoir is a rare thing: a first-hand account of front-line battle by an army officer who is a resolute non-combatant. And it is paradoxes such as this that also make Wilmot's book a unique and compelling document. Wilmot, as an Anglican chaplain, is a pri...

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Main Author: Wilmot, MC, Laurence F.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.
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505 0 |a LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS; LIST OF MAPS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Treading Cautiously into the Unknown; CHAPTER 2 Ministry on the Arielli Front; CHAPTER 3 Taking Up God's Armour; CHAPTER 4 Breaking the Hitler Line; CHAPTER 5 A Tourist in Wartime; CHAPTER 6 Preparing for the Attack; CHAPTER 7 Tragedy at Foglia River; CHAPTER 8 Fierce Fighting and Close Calls; CHAPTER 9 A Time of Stress and a Moment of Rest; CHAPTER 10 Roman Holiday, Russi Road; CHAPTER 11 Prayers for the Fallen; CHAPTER 12 Liberating Holland; CHAPTER 13 The Guns Fall Silent; GLOSSARY. 
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