A. Anne Eiland

Chappie World War II Diary of a Combat Chaplain

Unique and compelling, this diary of a WWII combat chaplain who served in North Africa, Sicily and Europe contains information and observations not found in other books. Writing before, afterwards and in the midst of battle, he recorded the everyday joys, humor, and tragedies, giving the reader a different type of eyewitness account of combat. This awesome journal, lovingly transcribed by his daughter, Anne Eiland, shares how he saw the events of combat as they ocurred, not necessarily as historians may have later recorded them. It is a book that reads more like a story than a diary.

Alton E. Carpenter & A. Anne Eiland