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They found that the Germans had made a concrete socket for the crucifix so that they could take it out or put it in at pleasure. Before blowing up the crossroads they had taken the cross out of its socket and removed it to a safe distance; then, when the mine had exploded, they put the cross back so that it might be a landmark to direct their shooting. And now they were making use of Christ’s instrument of redemption as an instrument for men’s destruction.
But our young officers resolved to restore the cross to its work of saving men. They waited till night fell, then removed the cross to a point of a hundred or two yards to the left. When in the morning the German gunners fired their shells … it looked as if someone had been tampering with their guns … To put matters right they altered the position of their guns … [and] the shells fell harmlessly into the outlying fields.
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