After the war, an imperial decree provided amnesty for deserters like John, so he became a priest
For Christians in high places, theirs was a closeted faith, known only to others like themselves.
As many soldiers do, John struggled to find purpose and meaning after his time in the military.
Joan is a complicating figure for any Christian account of war.
Military officers like George were hit the hardest because their status frequently required participation in sacrificial ceremonies.