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Death of King George VI in photos

by | 25th, February 2012

THE Death of King George VI was not on twitter. Rolling news had not yet been invented, nor deemed necessary. Its birth can be traced back to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The news business was different back then. Look at the captions: “Serious faces on lunch time crowds at Ludgate Circus as they read the morning papers, reflect the tragic news of the death of King George VI” and “His face reflecting the grief of the nation at the King’s death, Prime Minister Winston Churchill leaves St. James’ Palace, London, after attending the Privy Council meeting, automatically summoned on the death of the Sovereign and known as the Accession Council.” Reference in a sensation-proof silken mitt

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The coffin of King George VI, draped in a Royal Standard and guarded by workers from the Sandringham estate, in the little Church of St Mary Magdalene in the grounds of Sandringham House. Standing in front are keeper William Clarke (left) and head keeper Edward Dodds.



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