From the Humblest to the Greatest: How Susannah Knight took Chorley's Great War to the World Adam Cree Author
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From the Humblest to the Greatest tells the story of one woman's inspirational and very personal mission to chronicle the ultimate sacrifice made by the men from her town during the Great War. It was a journey which would take Susannah Knight all the way from the streets of a small working class market town in Lancashire across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of North America. Though it was always her firm intention to create a lasting legacy to the fallen in her home town of Chorley, her quest grew into something much more than that. This became an epic, single-handed mission for world peace on which she would meet prime ministers, presidents and popes - knights, kings and captains of industry and compel them all to sign the pages of her Memorial Album and thus add their weight to her personal campaign. This book follows each stage of Susannah Knight's journey, from her early life as a school teacher to the time she spent giving French lessons to local men bound for foreign shores and unaware of what lay ahead. Only after the Great War ended, however would her own quest truly begin. It was then that she started to compile the first volume of a Memorial Album which would, over the course of many years, travel with her across Europe and North America, where she would entreat figures of influence across the political, religious and social spectra and finally return home with a meaningful and lasting legacy for her town's fallen


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