Somewhere in Flanders

Aug 30, 13


Letters from the Revd Leighton Green to his congregation in the Norwich parish of St Barnabas during the First World War.

When first appointed as a war chaplain, he was though to have a ‘mincing’ and over-deferential manner, but colleagues and soldiers alike soon  came to admire his courage in sharing with them the dangers of the Western Front. Twice he received the military cross, the second time for attending a wounded man for over an hour under shellfire. Green’s natural optimism and faith shine through his letters, which provide an unrivalled  picture of the work of a chaplain in the Great War.

These letters were recently read on Radio Norfolk.

ISBN 978 1 904006 25 6  

PRICE £7.50 plus £1.50 postage 

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