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Title The fighting padre : letters from the trenches, 1915-1918, of Pat Leonard, DSO / edited by John Leonard and Philip Leonard-Johnson
Imprint Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2010

 Stadsbibl:Slottet vån 4 Geografi och historia  940.4 Leonard    CHECK SHELF  ---
Descript x, 246 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Note Includes index
Content Innehåll: The mad major ... and the guardroom -- Vaseline, glycerine and the Suffolks -- 'We have won our spurs' -- Fighting padre in the Fighting Third -- Longueval to the Bazentins -- 'If I fall, we shall meet again' -- Success in action, and the cost -- God and man on active service -- Loot in the hymn books -- Of boxing and praying, dogfights and dances -- The measure of the Bosch -- 'Three cheers for the Armistice!'
Note "The fighting padre is a collection of extracts from Pat Leonard's letters which provide an exceptional description of life in the front line. They were written during his service as a chaplain to the forces in France, Belgium, and, after the Armistice, in Germany. Leonard served through the Great War with the infantry and Royal Flying Corps. Along with the many hundreds of letters he wrote to the relatives of those 'parishioners' who died or were wounded, he found time to describe for his parents back home the awful reality of life in the trenches. Later he wrote from the Royal Flying Corps' makeshift aerodromes which, despite the great danger of aerial combat, 'liberated his spirit' from the mud of Flanders"--Jacket
Subject Leonard, Pat, 1889-1963 -- Correspondence
Great Britain. Army -- Chaplains -- Correspondence
Great Britain. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. Army. King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Great Britain. Royal Flying Corps
Military chaplains -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
Första världskriget 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 -- Chaplains -- Great Britain
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British
World War, 1914-1918 -- Trench warfare
World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain
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Classmark 940.478092
Alt Auth Leonard, John, CBE
Leonard-Johnson, Philip
ISBN/ISSN 9781848841598
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