If the first casualty of war is truth, then nuns are often in the first line. In 1914, when the Catholic Church threw its weight into drumming up recruits for the Great War,the word came from every pulpit that it was a Catholic duty to defend Belgium, where nuns were being raped.
The same spurious rumours about the rape of nuns were rehashed from pulpits in 1936 when the Spanish Civil War started, but this...
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