1st ed., 1941. (40) pp., frontis., + 34 photo-ills. Photo-boards; 24 x 16cm. Some staining to boards & fore-edge o/w GOOD to V.G. If ever there was a time that Queen Elizabeth 'the Queen Mother' made a name for herself in this country it was during the Second World War when Britain was under attack from the Germans. The Queen refused to leave the King’s side, and she would not be separated from her children, so the Royal Family remained at Buckingham Palace to endure the horrors of the Blitz like the rest of the Londoners. When Buckingham Palace came under attack from the Germans the Queen said she could hold her head high with the East End of London since she had now shared their experience of having their home bombed. During these early years when the Blitz brought the War to the very doorstep of Britain, King George and Queen Elizabeth visited many scenes of disaster of homes, factories, offices and historic buildings that had been struck by the Germans. Together with visits to hospitals, air-raid shelters, inspections etc, this book provides a photographic record, along with narrative captions, of these visits.

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