The Second World War challenged many of the concepts that had provided stability and unity in the world. As totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia attempted to impose their world view on their neighbours, a struggle for what Winston Churchill described as `Christian civilisation’ took place on many fronts. On the home front, on land, on sea and in the air, as well as in the horrific concentration camps of Europe and prisoner of war camps in the Far East, people of a Christian faith found their beliefs challenged. However, for many this challenge provided an affirmation of that faith, as it provided a rock amidst the ever shifting sands of circumstance. This book contains the accounts of twenty such individuals, many drawn from previously unpublished sources. Their testimonies provide evidence that during a time of discord, disruption, dislocation and death, the Christian faith remained a key force in sustaining morale and a willingness to fight the good fight.
Find out more in my bestselling book, Fight the Good Fight: Voices of Faith from the Second World War, available directly from me for £18 including p+p, signed and with a personal inscription.
Dr Bill Frankland, FEPOW and world-famous immunologist
Alistair Urquhart, FEPOW
Winston Churchill and Christianity
Lt-Col Terence Otway, D-Day Parachutist
Stanley Warren, FEPOW and creator of stunning murals at Changi