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.
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
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 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.
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."
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.