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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Preparing For Russia

As members will know, we like to make public rare Salvation Army letters and this is a lovely example from the Founder. In his usual forthright style and even at an advanced age, he is seeking to make use of contacts. William Booth was clearly interested in seeking information about Russia and although promoted to Glory when the work did commence there in 1913, had laid the foundations for it. Like any Army, good intelligence was important to Booth - there was of course an intelligence department (as well as a coded and confidential telegraph book)!

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