October 13, 1940 – A Word To Children In Wartime – Princess Elizabeth
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In the dark days of 1940 during the Blitz, a massive relocation campaign had begun in Britain concerning children living in the danger areas of large metropolitan cities. As a result, they were being evacuated to small country villages around England, but also to Commonwealth and Allied countries willing and able to take them.
On October 13th 1940, the 14-year old Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret, went before the microphone to deliver a pep talk to the children now away from their homes and scattered, in some cases, all over the world.
Here is that complete radio address from 72 years ago.