30
Jun
11

Excellent video on Bramwell Booth’s removal from office

A couple of years ago, John Larsson published his book 1929: A Crisis That Shaped the Salvation Army’s Future.  The book offers a very well written account of a fascinating period of Salvation Army history, when the Army’s second General, Bramwell Booth, was removed from office against his will.

Even people who aren’t particularly interested in Salvation Army history will find the story interesting, I think, because the the way things unfolded is actually quite unbelievable.  I recall thinking, as I was reading the book, that it would make a great movie!   It shows the very human side of many heroic figures from the second generation of Salvation Army leadership, as they get caught up in a struggle over how the office of General ought to be reformed.

The video tells the story better than I could – so have a look.

1929 The Salvation Army High Council from The Salvation Army UK on Vimeo.

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4 Responses to “Excellent video on Bramwell Booth’s removal from office”


  1. July 1, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Great video. Thanks for sharing it. Really interesting stuff.
    Adam

  2. July 1, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I thought it was really well done. Saw a DVD of it last year in England, and I’m glad they’ve now made it available online to everyone.

  3. 3 Gerry
    July 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Excellent presentation of a strategic point in The Army’s history. I appreciate your blogs. I am learning a great deal. Thank You, Gerry

  4. July 3, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Thanks for stopping by Gerry!


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