Thursday, 30 May, 2024
12November 1939

King George VI urges resistance to Nazi Germany

Today, King George VI delivered a radio address to the British people. In the speech, he spoke about the challenges facing the nation during the Second World War, and urged his subjects to remain steadfast in their resistance to Nazi Germany.

Here is an excerpt from the speech:

“I speak to you tonight from Buckingham Palace. I have come to you because I want you to know that I am sharing in your trials and in your dangers. I want you to know that I am with you in every corner of this country, and that I am confident that we shall see this thing through together.”

George VI

The King went on to say that the war would be a long and difficult one, but that he was confident that Britain would emerge victorious. He also praised the courage and determination of the British people, and urged them to continue to support their troops and their government.

The speech was well-received by the British public, and helped to boost morale during the early months of the war. It is considered to be one of King George VI’s most important speeches.

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