Italian priest giving communion to English soldiers

Description

In an unrelenting war, religion played a major role. This photograph of an Italian priest blessing English soldiers in the field demonstrates the personal devotion of many troops during World War One.

Full title:
Prêtre italien donnant la communion à des soldats anglais
Published:
August, 1917
Format:
Photograph
Held by:
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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Article by:
Matthew Shaw
Theme:
Life as a soldier

From organised religion to visions of angels on the battlefield, Curator Dr Matthew Shaw explores the profound impact of World War One on religion, belief and superstition for individuals and communities around the world.

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