The Resource Through the Hitler line : memoirs of an infantry chaplain, Laurence F. Wilmot, (electronic resource)

Through the Hitler line : memoirs of an infantry chaplain, Laurence F. Wilmot, (electronic resource)

Label
Through the Hitler line : memoirs of an infantry chaplain
Title
Through the Hitler line
Title remainder
memoirs of an infantry chaplain
Statement of responsibility
Laurence F. Wilmot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 priest dressed as a warrior, a man of peace in battle fatigues. He is an incongruous figure in a theatre of war, always vigilant for opportunities to partake of silent meditation and prayer, never failing to lose sight of the larger moral issues of the war. His compassion is boundless, his sensitivity acute, and one senses his mounting emotional and spiritual enervation as the death toll of his fellow serving men steadily mounts. At the centre of the book is Wilmot's witness of the murderous battle at the Arielli. Wilmot's compassion for the fighting men compels him to leave the safety of his ministry and join them at the front, at great personal risk. There, as an unarmed stretcher-bearer, he is kept busy transporting the wounded under enemy fire. In this crucible of battle we see the qualities that attest to Wilmot's character and contribute to his memoir's importance: an indefatigable devotion to his duty to save and comfort the wounded, and a resolve to resist despair in spite of the terrible carnage all around. In short, a singular triumph of the decency of one man in the midst of total war
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilmot, Laurence F.
Dewey number
  • 940.54
  • 940.54/78
  • 940.54/78/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
D810.C36
LC item number
C39 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canada
  • Canada
  • Military chaplains
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Through the Hitler line : memoirs of an infantry chaplain, Laurence F. Wilmot, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Treading Cautiously into the Unknown -- Ministry on the Arielli Front -- Taking Up God's Armour -- Breaking the Hitler Line -- A Tourist in Wartime -- Preparing for the Attack -- Tragedy at Foglia River -- Fierce Fighting and Close Calls -- A Time of Stress and a Moment of Rest -- Roman Holiday, Russi Road -- Prayers for the Fallen -- Liberating Holland -- The Guns Fall Silent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (167 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889205543
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000247080
  • (EBL)685981
  • (OCoLC)753479621
  • (SSID)ssj0000284867
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11226425
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000284867
  • (PQKBWorkID)10261673
  • (PQKB)11093968
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC685981
  • (CaPaEBR)402285
  • (CaBNvSL)gtp00521550
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3243722
  • (OCoLC)123379900
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse18013
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000247080
Label
Through the Hitler line : memoirs of an infantry chaplain, Laurence F. Wilmot, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Treading Cautiously into the Unknown -- Ministry on the Arielli Front -- Taking Up God's Armour -- Breaking the Hitler Line -- A Tourist in Wartime -- Preparing for the Attack -- Tragedy at Foglia River -- Fierce Fighting and Close Calls -- A Time of Stress and a Moment of Rest -- Roman Holiday, Russi Road -- Prayers for the Fallen -- Liberating Holland -- The Guns Fall Silent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (167 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780889205543
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000247080
  • (EBL)685981
  • (OCoLC)753479621
  • (SSID)ssj0000284867
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11226425
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000284867
  • (PQKBWorkID)10261673
  • (PQKB)11093968
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC685981
  • (CaPaEBR)402285
  • (CaBNvSL)gtp00521550
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3243722
  • (OCoLC)123379900
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse18013
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000247080

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