NO GREATER LOVE: The Story of Our Soldiers by Francis J. Spellman

NO GREATER LOVE: The Story of Our Soldiers

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The Archbishop of the diocese of New York reports on his visit to the European theatre of war. From Algiers he went to Rome, then to France, to London, and back to France. He talked to the boys, to their chaplains, mostly those of his own faith, though is some protestants, to medical officers, and throughout he found and reports a high level of courage, faith, and realization that out of the horrors of war can come glory and beauty. He seems convinced that there is a pervading and sustaining spiritual growth. He met, too, many of the principals -- Generals Clark, Eisenhower, De Gaulle and others. And he avoids any hint of political bias, unless -- faintly perceptible -- in his recording of the message of the Pope to the world. Unpretentious book.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1945
Publisher: Scribner