A Soldier of the Great War
by Mark Helprin.
I just finished it..... very, very good. This guy was also in the British Merchant Marine, the Israeli infantry and Israeli Air Force..... he knows of what he speaks.
Worth my time to finish.
"And Shepherds we shall be. For thee, my Lord for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et fili, et Spiritus Sancti. Amen."