Item description for Above the Cry of Battle by Charles Holsinger...
This is a compelling view of the impact found in the foxholes of World War II. The author, Charles Chuck Holsinger was in the Army amidst the pitched battles for the Philippines. This book gives glimpses of the terror, the hate, the anguish, the trauma, the emotional lift of battle of the Infantryman on the front line. Plus there is the pride. Every foot soldier knows that there is no victory until he takes the ground from the enemy. But embedded in these pages are hope and forgiveness. For above everything else God was there and is there for any soldier, who will reach out for Him! Heavily illustrated with 42 original line drawing from a fellow veteran commissioned to draw his observations during the war.
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Studio: ACW Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.64" Width: 4.56" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher ACW Press
ISBN 1892525550 ISBN13 9781892525550
Reviews - What do customers think about Above the Cry of Battle?
Great book for anyone interested in WWII. Jun 23, 2007
This is an excellent book and is illustrated with a few photos and also drawings done by another member of the US military.
Chuck Holsinger arrived in the Philippines in 1945 as a G.I. in the fight to retake the Philippines from the Japanese. As he learned of the atrocities of the Japanese, he developed a hatred for the enemy. He gives vivid accounts of battles he fought in, and helps a non military person understand the stress of battle and the fears that our military experienced. He also tells stories of how Filipinos assisted the US Military with valuable intelligence gathering and in other ways. He includes how his personal faith in God supported him in the stress of battle.
After the war, Chuck and his wife returned to the Philippines as missionaries. He found that he still hated the Japanese, until God enabled him to forgive them. He was given opportunities to share this message of forgiveness with Filipino Christians which helped set them free from their own hatred and bitterness toward the enemy.
The lessons he shares many be helpful to individuals who struggle with hatred and bitterness toward those who have wronged them.