Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thirties Thursday

As William and Kate, or as they're known now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, begin their first North American tour, I thought I'd share a video of George VI and Queen Elizabeth's tour North American tour in 1939. Of course that tour was for a rather different purpose...

There is sound but it takes a few moments for it to kick in.


  1. Elspeth - Oh, this is terrific. It does make me sad, though, to think of how many of those soldiers lost their lives in the war and how many lives were devastated by it. Still, such a beautiful display :-).

  2. Margot; This is what I have to keep reminding myself as I write about this period - we know what's about to happen - they don't.

    Terry; Thank you! And thank you also for being such a faithful commentator, I really appreciate it.

  3. What a great look back. I didn't know Kate and William were touring Canada. How cool!


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