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Gas attack survivor's faith blossomed after the war

'My grandfather's soldier's pocket book is one of my most prized possessions,' says historian and teacher John Broom (43) from Barnsley.

The most read book is the New Testament

If you want to know what the Bible really meant to soldiers at the front, you have to ask someone who was there. That person is the Revd Col John Esslemont Adams.

Why one man endured a rat-infested cell because of his faith

Howard Cruttenden Marten grew up in North London where he attended the Methodist Church. He later went on to become a Quaker. His faith led him to be a conscientious objector. So, when he was conscripted in 1916, he refused to join up.

‘Vengeance is mine’

Bert Brocklesby was a 25-year-old teacher from Conisbrough, South Yorkshire. He came from a close-knit family of four boys whose father, the local grocer, was a leading light in the Methodist church.

Woman finds 'loving God' at university

Pacifism. That was what Maude Royden believed her Bible taught her to preach. The daughter of a ship-owning Conservative MP from Liverpool, Maude was 38 when the war broke out.

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