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Royal Road takes a look at both the public-facing activities of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) during the Second World War, as well as a showing a glimpse of the Royal Family's private life in the gardens at Windsor.
The King among his subjects
'King George VI with his soldiers, sailors and airmen, the leader of an Empire at war. He inspects arsenals, factories and shipyards; he visits the bombed areas. The film includes happy glimpses of the home life of the Royal Family.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-43)
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