8 June 1946 A message to sent to the schoolchildren of Britain to celebrate victory
8 June 1946
A message to sent to the schoolchildren of Britain to celebrate victory and the end of the war from King George VI
TO-DAY, AS WE CELEBRATE VICTORY, I send this personal message to you and all other boys and girls at school. For you have shared in the hardships and dangers of a total war and you have shared no less in the triumph of the Allied Nations.
I know you will always feel proud to belong to a country which was capable of such supreme effort; proud, too, of parents and elder brothers and sisters who by their courage, endurance and enterprise brought victory. May these qualities be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace.
The surrender of Palermo When Major Gen Guiseppe Molinero surrendered the city of Palermo
The surrender of Palermo
When Major Gen Guiseppe Molinero surrendered the city of Palermo, Sicily, he drove to the outskirts of the town to meet Major Gen Geoffrey Keyes, US Corps Commander. Together they drove to the Royal Palace, for the formal handing over of the city to the Americans. Onthe following day the US flag rose over Palermo and the American troops rumbled through its streets to the accompaniment of a tremendous welcome by its citizens. 18th October 1943
Photo shows: Amphibious jeeps roll into the town of Palermo, masses a of cheering Sicilians are seen welcoming the Americans
The King and Queen leave Dover for Paris. Their Majesties shaking hands with the
The King and Queen leave Dover for Paris.
Their Majesties shaking hands with the officers of the Royal Yacht.
George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George) British ruler; king of Britain 1936-1952; last emperor of India 1936-1947; brother of Edward VIII; son of George V _1895-1952
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother, the Queen Mum) British queen; wife of George VI 1923; mother of Elizabeth II; eponym of ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Elizabeth 2 _1900-2002