76 years ago today
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting bomb damaged streets in the East End of London on the 18th of October 1940.
In September 1940 Buckingham Palace was also bombed. The Princesses had been moved to Windsor Castle, for their safety. But the King and the Queen remained in London. During the Blitz, the Palace was hit nine times, and again famously, the Queen said: “I'm glad we've been bombed. I feel we can look the East End in the face.” The warmth of the people towards the King and the Queen grew immensely during the war years, with them visiting people in the bombed streets, comforting those in need.
(Colourised by Doug)