semioticapocalypse:

Bert Hardy. Life of an East End Parson. 1940.
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semioticapocalypse:

Bert Hardy. Life of an East End Parson. 1940.

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fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty
By the end of the WWII this Irish priest had helped over 6,500 Jews, American and British Soldiers escape from the Germans and his activities earned him the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” as he became the master of disguises, evading capture from the Germans when he had to leave the security of the Vatican to go on his rescue missions.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty

By the end of the WWII this Irish priest had helped over 6,500 Jews, American and British Soldiers escape from the Germans and his activities earned him the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” as he became the master of disguises, evading capture from the Germans when he had to leave the security of the Vatican to go on his rescue missions.

(Source: hughoflaherty.com)

greatestgeneration:

An Army chaplain baptizes a corporal in the ornate fountain at Caserta.

greatestgeneration:

An Army chaplain baptizes a corporal in the ornate fountain at Caserta.


Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945. George Silk

Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945.
George Silk

(via prussians)

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann of Omaha, Nebraska, attached to a Marine Corps unit during the Battle of Saipan, uses a destroyed Japanese tank as a makeshift altar as he holds services for the dead. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 24 June 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann of Omaha, Nebraska, attached to a Marine Corps unit during the Battle of Saipan, uses a destroyed Japanese tank as a makeshift altar as he holds services for the dead. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. 24 June 1944.

historicaltimes:

H/Captain Robert Seaborn, Chaplain of the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, giving absolution to an unidentified soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.

historicaltimes:

H/Captain Robert Seaborn, Chaplain of the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, giving absolution to an unidentified soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division near Caen, France, 15 July 1944.

potterog:

A German Feldpriester (Chaplain) is shown here petting a reindeer in Finland, 1941-1944 

potterog:

A German Feldpriester (Chaplain) is shown here petting a reindeer in Finland, 1941-1944 

(Source: gruene-teufel)

bag-of-dirt:

Father Lecourtois, the parish priest of Saint-Jores, surveys the damage to the church cemetery. Behind him, the barn roof is also destroyed. He had fled Saint-Jores with village locals on 30 June 1944 to take refuge in the castle of Sainte-Suzanne 2 km (1.2 mi) north and returned to Saint-Jores on 6 July. Later that evening, a German led attack by the 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, FJR.15 on the U.S. Army’s 90th Infantry Division wreaked havoc on Saint-Jores; 15 houses were burned, 19 completely destroyed by artillery shelling, 80 more damaged, and the church suffered extensive damage. Saint-Jores, Manche, Normandy, France. 7 July 1944. 

bag-of-dirt:

Father Lecourtois, the parish priest of Saint-Jores, surveys the damage to the church cemetery. Behind him, the barn roof is also destroyed. He had fled Saint-Jores with village locals on 30 June 1944 to take refuge in the castle of Sainte-Suzanne 2 km (1.2 mi) north and returned to Saint-Jores on 6 July. Later that evening, a German led attack by the 5. Fallschirmjäger-Division, FJR.15 on the U.S. Army’s 90th Infantry Division wreaked havoc on Saint-Jores; 15 houses were burned, 19 completely destroyed by artillery shelling, 80 more damaged, and the church suffered extensive damage. Saint-Jores, Manche, Normandy, France. 7 July 1944. 

(via talesofwar)

View of Chaplains’ Scarf, Stock No. 62-S-2505 (black with gold-colored embroidery)

View of Chaplains’ Scarf, Stock No. 62-S-2505 (black with gold-colored embroidery)

coronoides:

Bert Hardy:
A priest talks to a young girl among debris left by the Blitz in ‘Life of an East End Parson’, 1940

coronoides:

Bert Hardy:

A priest talks to a young girl among debris left by the Blitz in ‘Life of an East End Parson’, 1940