Post by the Omrud Post by GordonD Post by Peter Duncanson [BrE]
On Thu, 10 May 2018 05:22:53 -0700 (PDT), Dingbat
Post by Dingbat
The Queen's accent in 1947 | youtube
Seven years earlier, 13th October 1940, Princess Elizabeth, aged 14,
spoke on a radio programme, Children's Hour.
"Princess Elizabeth (now The Queen) and Princess Margaret speak to
children across the world during the Second World War."
I'm surprised they let them do that. They might have been sending secret
messages to their German relatives.
Perhaps, but one suspects that the royals' German relatives were not
sympathetic to Hitler.
I don't know who wrote the script, but it seems that Winston Churchill
was responsible for the speech being given:
In 1940, Princess Elizabeth was tasked with an important job by
prime minister Winston Churchill: to give a morale-boosting radio
speech to her weary subjects during WWII, from historic Windsor
At that time Germany had invaded many countries in Europe and was
attacking Britain. The Battle of Britain had been going for three months
and the Blitz for one month.
Peter Duncanson, UK