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This book contains the accounts of twenty such individuals, many drawn from previously unpublished sources.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.Interesting Facts King George VI called National Days of Prayer during Britain's darkest days in 1940 Had Michael Benn survived the war, he would have become the 2nd Viscount Stansgate, meaning his brother, Tony, would not have had to fight to renounce his peerage Bill Frankland avoided near certain death at the Alexandra Hospital Massacre by the toss of a coin Stanley Warren only found out about the rediscovery of his Changi Murals during a chance work conversation in the 1950s As a boy, Ken Tout was told by his parents to cross the street to avoid walking past the Catholic church. As a man he was invited to a private audience with Pope John Paul II.