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King George V in the Great War Including Correspondence and Photographs

King George V in the Great War Including Correspondence and Photographs

The fifth year of the present reign, the Sovereign's fiftieth birthday, and the entry of the great war on its second twelve month followed each other so closely as almost to form a single anniversary. Since his ancestor and third namesake, no English ruler, in everything that concerned character, personal preferences and tastes, had ever been such a stranger to the great majority of his people as King George V.

Portrait Photograph of George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Emperor of India.

George V of England Biography

Since the beginning of the war, the King's popularity has increased tenfold. When he ascended the throne in 1910, little was known of him, and indeed for some time after, the memory of his father overshadowed him

King George V in Uniform circa 1920.

King George V and the Great War - 1920

George V was forty-five years old when he became king. A second son, he was an active naval officer until his brother's death in 1892 put him in the direct line of succession. He was known as a good sailor, a great traveler, and an excellent speaker.

Letter from King George V to British POW's On Their Release in 1918.

King George V Letter to British POW's On Their Release in 1918

Letter to British POW's On Their Release in 1918 from King George V and the Treatment of Prisoners of War in Germany illustrated with images from In The Prison Camps of Germany: A Narrative of "Y" Service among Prisoners of War, 1920.

Letter to Soldiers of The United States A.E.F. from King George V - April 1918.

King George V Letter to Soldiers of The United States - April 1918

One of the pleasantest features of the debarkation of the American soldiers in England is the greeting given them by King George. Every soldier, upon landing, is given an envelope with these words on it, "A Message to You from His Majesty King George."

King George V., on the Deck of Admiral Beatty’s Flagship, Bestowing the K. C. B. upon Admiral Hugh Rodman

King George V Photo Gallery

Photographs of the King of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India, Who Struggled Earnestly to Prevent the War, but When Germany Attacked Belgium Sent the British Empire's Mighty Forces to Stop the Germans.

 

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