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Old 03-11-2010, 05:10 AM
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May I make a summary of this subject.

1. Some went some stayed.
2. Some were exemplary and some were not.

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Old 03-12-2010, 03:44 AM
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The Duke fo Windsor (ex King Edward VIII) spent the war as Governor of the Bahamas. It was believed that the Duke should be kept as far away as possible from the war due to his fascist leanings.

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The Duke fo Windsor (ex King Edward VIII) spent the war as Governor of the Bahamas. It was believed that the Duke should be kept as far away as possible from the war due to his fascist leanings.
That's a fascinating fact.

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:17 PM
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I may be mistaken about this, but weren't many of the people who fled to Canada and the USA considered cowardly by those who stayed? I read Nancy Mitford's books set in that era, and she had some scathing things to say about people who used children as a ticket out.

(I remember there was a popular song titled The King is still in London that lauded him for refusing to evacuate.)

There was also that story that when Parliament was considering leaving the capital, the King and Churchill wore Sten guns onto the floor and said that if nobody else would stay and fight, they would.
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In the First World War, Queen Mary of England made the rounds of hospital wards and convalescent homes.
Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians helped to nurse the wounded.

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