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King George VI, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, George Cross, George Medal, Edward VIII

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King George VI Lying in State.Born in Sandringham, Norfolk, he served in the Royal Navy (1909-17) and in the newly formed RAF (1918-19). He never expected to become king but the abdication of his brother Edward VIII thrust it upon im. In developing his public profile he had to overcome a serious speech impediment. He would havce preferred Halifax to replace Neville Chamberlain in 1940, but was soon impressed by Churchill. His main impact on the war effort was to boost public morale by remaining in London during the blitz with his wife, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon and his daughters Elizabeth and Margaret. He created the George Cross and the George Medal to acknowledge the bravery of civilians. An incredibly popular king.

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Color Black & White
Keywords Funeral ,Royalty,Death,Mourning ,Grief,King George VI,1950s
Year 1940
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