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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #360 on: July 31, 2013, 04:40:11 PM »
I agree...I think she loves to blur the lines between fact & fiction.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #361 on: August 13, 2013, 05:59:33 PM »
There is an account of the plane crash that killed the Duke of Kent in an early issue of After the Battle magazine. I can't remember which one

The book "HMS Sheffield The Life and Times of Old Shiny" Ron Basset has 3 or 4 pictures of the Duchess of Kent this was the first ship she launched and she did visit the ship a number of times over the years. Note: some of the things mentioned in the book may seem strange to modern readers. Like for the US cub scout writing the Admiralty for artifacts and getting a Cutlass (!?) and a spyglass. Note : in England they banded boy scouts from carrying pocket knives a few years ago.

As for them becoming King and Queen of Poland. There chances were about non-exhistant. Poland pre-WW II was a military dictatorship and was not all that politacaly stable.

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« Reply #362 on: August 13, 2013, 06:48:03 PM »
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As for them becoming King and Queen of Poland. There chances were about non-existent. Poland pre-WW II was a military dictatorship and was not all that politically stable.
That is not correct.  Poland between the Wars was a republic. Did you mean to write post-WW 11?

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« Reply #363 on: August 14, 2013, 03:22:18 PM »
The chance was lost by then...

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« Reply #364 on: August 14, 2013, 06:23:57 PM »
According to "Bitter Glory" by Richard M Watt and other books the Polish army seized power in a coup in 1926 and the country remained a military dictatorship until it was overrun by the Germans and Russians in 1939. Note in Pre WW II Poland there were large numbers of Jews, germans, Belorussians, and Ukarinians living in Poland who were treated like second class citizens by the Poles. The Post WW II Polish state was mostly all Polish.

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« Reply #365 on: August 16, 2013, 02:50:55 PM »
I wonder if the offer was seriously considered by the Duke & The Duchess.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #366 on: August 17, 2013, 07:14:07 AM »
Marina in coliseum theater in 1937 :

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« Reply #367 on: August 18, 2013, 12:06:06 AM »
Cartier diamond clips on her hair and fur coat complete the look. A bit aloof for Marina.

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« Reply #368 on: September 28, 2013, 08:57:54 AM »
A glamour couple :

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« Reply #369 on: September 30, 2013, 06:00:57 PM »
Marina was the most glamorous royal in the 1940's. I don't know why "Upstairs Downstairs" refuse to show her and most of the Wallis & David lineup in films. I really don't get it...

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #370 on: October 12, 2013, 07:37:24 AM »
Duchess of Kent with her cousin Cecile of Hesse before 1937 :

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #371 on: October 12, 2013, 08:54:50 AM »
Do we know who the third lady is?

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #372 on: October 12, 2013, 09:36:35 AM »
Do we know who the third lady is?

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #373 on: October 12, 2013, 01:55:56 PM »
Indeed. They were all very close.

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Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent, Part 2
« Reply #374 on: October 12, 2013, 06:43:33 PM »
I think this was from the lead-up celebrations to the coronation of George VI in 1937. There were a lot of parties and dinners in the preceding weeks.
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