Irish military chaplain Fr. Willie Doyle, S.J. died in action during the Battle of Passchendaele on August 16, 1917, having been hit by a German shell while rushing to the aid of wounded soldiers. This book introduces readers to this remarkable man,whose faith, courage, and generosity in the trenches of World War I continue to inspire Christians and non-Christians alike. TO RAISE THE FALLEN includes a selection of Willie Doyle’s rich and vivid letters from the front, along with diary entries, prayers, spiritual writings and extracts from the pamphlets that made him a publishing sensation across Europe in the early years of the twentieth century. Paper.