Soldier's Pocket Bible

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 11/5/2008

Religion has an essential role in military history, which is reflected in military material. Steel-covered New Testaments were popular keepsake gifts for soldiers going off to fight in World War II. Advertised in newspapers and magazines as protection from bullets, the small books were designed to be carried in the pocket over one's heart as both symbol and shield.

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