ROYALS AT WAR 1939-1945

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By 1939, monarchs no longer rode to war at the head of the army. However, the British royal family continued to occupy important leadership roles for their beleaguered nation, and thus played an important part in World War II. Illustrated by newsreel footage and a substantial collection of photographs, the documentary ROYALS AT WAR takes an in-depth look at how the actions of the royal family helped boost their subjects' morale and turn the tide of the war. The film examines the royals' contributions both large and small, including the king and queen staying in London during the Blitz; Princess Elizabeth's tenure as an army driver; Prince Philip's service in the Royal Navy alongside Lord Mountbatten; and the death of the King's brother, the Duke of Kent, while flying with the RAF.

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