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Re: King George V
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2014, 06:13:37 PM »
I read that yesterday. George V was convinced that France & Belgium wouldn't be able to sustain an attack by Germany (which they didn't) and, if they fell, it would just be a matter of time before England was overrun. The headline was a bit sensationalist & misleading--it was based on a one-off conversation between George and Lord Grey where George V expressed his opinion to Grey--and no other mention of similar talks between the monarch and Grey or other politicians have ever appeared in diaries, letters, official papers, etc...This was found on a piece of paper tucked away in a stack of letters, practically forgotten and overlooked. The letter itself was written by Grey's nephew based on a meeting he had with George V in 1933 in which he gave his recollection of 20 years prior--not a first-hand contemporaneous account by either Grey or George V. But it is interesting that he was so concerned about the ramifications of England failing to act quickly and find a way to enter the war once it became clear action was imminent--as based on the letters he was receiving from Poincare and Albert I of Belgium.
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« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2014, 10:23:19 PM »
Queen Mary and King George V in the Garter Procession at Windsor


King George with the Duke of Connaught laughing heartily at something very amusing


Following the wedding of Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia to Prince Ernest Augustus of Cumberland, two monarchs, King George V, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, leave the Potsdam Palace to attend the review staged by the Kaiser.


King George V with Queen Mary.


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« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2014, 04:21:08 AM »
Interesting pictures. The second was obviously taken on an army exercise of some kind, and no earlier than 1913, since it was then that the British Army adopted ties for officers. The King and Duke of Connaught are wearing blues, so this is peactime.

The last picture must have been taken on the visit to India in 1911, as the King is holding a pith helmet.

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« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2014, 08:39:06 PM »
Mary and George as 16th century courtiers in the 1897 costume ball at Devonshire.



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« Reply #66 on: August 04, 2014, 04:19:21 PM »
George with his mother, daughter and her son

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