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50 years of royal broadcasts

50 years of royal broadcasts
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50 Years of Royal Broadcasts. Looks at the history and image of the Royal family and the way they have used the media. This section contains many archive broadcasts from 1924-1945 including: first ever Christmas broadcast by King George V; first broadcast by a monarch in 1924 from the British Empire exhibition; BBC programs on economics from 1933; launch of the Queen Mary; the Prince of Wales on the 1930s depression; marriage of Prince George, Duke of Kent; King George V silver jubilee; King George V last broadcast; declining health, death and funeral of the King; abdication of King Edward VIII; crowning of George VI; events throughout the Second World War including Princess Elizabeth on effects of war on families at home, and first Christmas message of the war. Male presenter not identified (poss. Jon Snow).
Queen Elizabeth II; King George V; Duke of Kent; Jon Snow?; Princess Elizabeth; King George VI; King Edward VIII; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Coronations (events); UK; Great Britain; Broadcasting; Mass media; Monarchy; Royal family; Second World War (1939-1945); Royalty; Aerial bombardment; Royal weddings; Radio; Operation Chastise (1943); Operation Overlord (1944); Royal funerals; Royal jubilees; Coronation of George VI (1937); Evacuation; Adolf Hitler; VE day

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