HM Queen Broadcast to Evacuees - 75th Anniversary Thimble

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75 years ago the then 14 year old Princess Elizabeth made her first ever broadcast from Windsor Castle and addressed it to children living away from home because of World War II. The radio address was made on 13 October 1940 during Children’s hour and marked the beginning of a monthly series of features dedicated to children in war time, including messages from parents and brothers and sisters to children who had gone to live in America. In the days following the Princess' first broadcast, the Canadian correspondent in the Times reported that churches had installed 'wirelesses' in order to hear the Queen's speech in Canada and news agency Reuters reported that hundreds of children in Wellington, New Zealand and in the United States tuned in.

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75 years ago the then 14 year old Princess Elizabeth made her first ever broadcast from Windsor Castle and addressed it to children living away from home because of World War II. The radio address was made on 13 October 1940 during Children’s hour and marked the beginning of a monthly series of features dedicated to children in war time, including messages from parents and brothers and sisters to children who had gone to live in America. In the days following the Princess' first broadcast, the Canadian correspondent in the Times reported that churches had installed 'wirelesses' in order to hear the Queen's speech in Canada and news agency Reuters reported that hundreds of children in Wellington, New Zealand and in the United States tuned in.