• World War II in Color

    Heart Shield Bibles

    Many American GIs took a heart shield bible with them into combat.  The bibles were sent to them by loved ones.  Most consisted of the new testament covered with metal plates and were kept in a soldier's shirt pocket, over his heart.   The intent, of course, being to stop an enemy's bullet from striking their heart.  Below is an example of a heart shield bible used during World War II.


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