"we shall see thousands turning in this tribulation to the Enemy"

Although many people turn away from God during wartime, there are others who find comfort in faith. WWII soldiers on the front line, especially, needed something to believe in, and often held services 'behind the bomb-shattered and the bullet-scarred walls of any building that would serve the purpose'. As one WWII soldier on the front lines explained, 'We were closer to God than we'd ever been, unlike so many services held in Canada and in England when other things were on our young minds...Never had a hymn meant so much to us as it did in those unlikely places of worship.'