In 1929, a constitutional storm that had long been gathering suddenly burst, sweeping from office General Bramwell Booth, the son and successor to William Booth. So traumatic was this event that for many years ‘1929’ – for that is how it was known – was only talked of in hushed tones in Army circles. The telling of what happened was left to those from outside the Army family. Now after 80 years the full story of the crisis, with all its astonishing twists and turns, is set out by a Salvationist writer. In the drafting of this account, General John Larsson (Retired) has had access to hitherto unpublished material, much of it in the Army’s heritage centres around the world.