Category King George VI

The Challenge begins

On Saturday 25th May 1940, the Luftwaffe focused their attention on Allied pockets holding out at Calais, Lille, and Amiens.  They did not attack Dunkirk. Calais was held by the BEF (British Expeditionary Force) and surrendered on Sunday 26th May.  On that same Sunday 26th May 1940, at 15:30, Hitler ordered the Panzer groups to continue […]

Britain has a new King

This day – Wednesday May 12th 1937 – saw the coronation at Westminster Abbey of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India. King George was ascending to the throne following the abdication of his […]

Britain’s good and bad on December 14th

14th December has a strange place in the comparatively recent life of our British Royal Family and Britain itself. The Victorian era had two very distinctive ‘lives’ – the one during Prince Albert’s life and the one after his death at 10.45 on the evening of Saturday 14th December 1861. Inside the family there was […]