Religion: Gott Sei Mit Uns

In World War I, Kaiser Wilhelm—who has since become a dilettante theologian ,nd preacher to his household—called upon his God so often that Gott Mit Uns ("God with us") became an international joke. On the Allied side, however, plenty of preachers dragged the deity into the war; some of them lived to apologize for it.

In World War II, King George VI and Prime Minister Chamberlain were quick to invoke God's blessings on their cause. Last week the Germans got around to doing the same. A prayer and a proclamation were issued by Dr. Friedrich Werner, who, in order to hold his...

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