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The Four Chaplains: Sacrifice at Sea (2004)

Four Chaplains aboard the Navy ship Dorchester are shipwrecked on February 3, 1943, and are faced with the predicament of giving their ultimate sacrifice to save a few mere souls in exchange for their life.

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Four Chaplains aboard the Navy ship Dorchester are shipwrecked on February 3, 1943, and are faced with the predicament of giving their ultimate sacrifice to save a few mere souls in exchange for their life.

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10 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Four brothers in arms and God.
24 September 2006 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This 60 minute documentary is special because the story is special. Four chaplains during World War II, went down together on the Dorchester on Feb. 3, 1943. Rev. George Fox (Methodist), Father John Washington (Catholic), Rev.Clark Poling (Dutch Reformed), and Rabbi Alexander Goode (Jewish)were brave men who loved God and their fellow soldiers. Even though the men on the transport ship, the Dorchester, were told to sleep with their life jackets on, many were caught off guard when the German wolf pack hit their ship with 2 torpedoes at 1 am. The ship sank after 18 minutes. Noticing that many had no life jackets, these four servants of God gave their jackets over to fellow soldiers. More than 600 out of the 900 soldiers were killed in the icy waters that night. The survivors told the story of how these four brave men joined hands, sang hymns, and gave prayers as the ship went down. These chaplains serve as modern day role models. Even thought they came from different cultures, they realized and lived what the Bibles says. In the end times, a man who tries to save his own life will lose it, and a man who tries to save others will save it. Are you living a life without your life jacket on ? Are you willing to give your jacket away to someone in need ?


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