This paper explores notions of the First AIF as agents of God’s will during the First World War, asking how various participants in the ranks saw themselves and their fellows in such a role. Issues of a righteous war, holy warriors, the war as God’s punishment and cleansing of a sinful world are examined, as well as those who doubted the spiritual function of the war.
Reynaud, D. (2018). 'That sacred band of crusaders:' The AIF as God's warriors. Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, 2(12), 61-84.