World War Two - The Blitz - London
The King and Queen stand amid the bomb damage at Buckingham Palace. The Palace was a deliberate target for the Luftwaffe as their High Command felt that the destruction of the Royal Palace would demoralise the nation, whereas it had the opposite effect.The Queen was famously to utter "I'm glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face"
Died on this day - KING GEORGE VI (1895-1952)
06/02/1952: Died on this day, King George VI KING GEORGE VI : A portrait of King George VI in RAF uniform. King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936-1952) and the last Emperor of India (1936-1947), he succeeded to the throne after the abdication of his elder brother, King Edward VIII. He died from lung cancer. Picture shows George VI inspecting RAF personnel involved in the Berlin Airlift in the quadrangle of Buckingham Palace, London.