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Duration: 6 minutes

His Majesty King George VI delivers a speech at the outbreak of World War II. Speaking from Buckingham Palace, he addresses his people at home and overseas. He describes the coming fight as a battle for justice and peace against bondage and fear, and calls for the citizens of Britain and the Commonwealth to stand firm in the dark days ahead.

Last on

Sun 3 Sep 1939 21:00 Home Service

Broadcasts

  • Sun 3 Sep 1939 18:00 Home Service

  • Sun 3 Sep 1939 21:00 Home Service

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