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Sep 10, 2009

Our Story

Our story

The New DVD documentary provides stunning view of the Booths, Salvation Army's birth

The dream of a first-rate video production telling the story of William and Catherine Booth and the early Salvation Army had rattled around in Major Peter Farthing's head for several years. One day he sat entranced in the Army's National Archives in Alexandria, Va., peering at pages of The War Cry from the 1890s, and as he did his dream began to take shape and become a vision that was within reach. Image after image leapt off the pages, bringing him face-to-face with the Army in its youth. And the staff of the archives showed him more: hundreds of well-preserved photos that brought the story to life. He'd never seen anything like it. Major Farthing then traveled to London, and at the Army's International Heritage Center, he discovered hundreds more photos, in addition to stunningly beautiful and pristine color art and photos that had sat forgotten on a store room shelf

 

 

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