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Queen’s Christmas message

Title
Queen’s Christmas message
Genre
Speech
TX Date
25 Dec 1990
Year of production
1990
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Duration
00:15:18
Description
Queen Elizabeth II’s Christmas message broadcast to the nation and Commonweath. On British servicemen in the Gulf under threat of war following the unprovoked Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and on those being held hostage. Also on the courage of the people of Northern Ireland facing terrorist activities in the province. Preceded by the national anthem. Variations in tape speed.
Contributors
Queen Elizabeth II
Keywords
Northern Ireland; Terrorism; Television; IRA; Queen’s speech; Hostages; Royal family; Royalty; Christmas; Kuwait; Iraq; Gulf War (1990-1991)

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