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{January 19, 2011}   The Coronation of King George VI

George VI unexpectedly became the king of the United Kingdom when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. He was the head of state during the Second Word War, regularly visiting the troops and supporting his Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He was the last Emperor of India up until 1948, the last King of Ireland up until 1949 and the first head of the Commonwealth. This video is a news reel of his coronation on 12 May, 1937.

From: http://ping.fm/4ZB0m


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