The second World War, more than any other, elicited a host of scholarly examinations of the behavior of soldiers in combat. In recent decades, both military historians and social scientists such as Samuel L. Stouffer, Drew Gilpin Faust, Gerald F. Linderman, and Peter Kindsvatter have studied various facets of battlefield behavior, including coping mechanisms, combat expectation, and motivation.
"Embattled Belief: The Religious Experiences of American Military Combatants during World War II and Today,"
Journal of Military Experience: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: http://encompass.eku.edu/jme/vol3/iss2/10