Foreign News: Colonel Booth's Prison Years

The Germans picked up Colonel Mary Booth near Ostend, in the first stage of their sweep through the Low Countries and France in May 1940. They thought the granddaughter of the Salvation Army's founder was a spy; the Qestapo grilled her for 24 hours. Then she was sent to Germany, to the Petershausen Camp for Civilian Internees in a large public school at Konstanz, the south German city on the shores of the Boden-See.

Mary Booth, still in her Salvation Army uniform, had no easy time at Petershausen. When she arrived, together with her short,...

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