Royals At War
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By 1939 monarchs no longer rode to war at the head of the army. But George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother still played important roles as father and mother to a nation that was crying out for strong figureheads and leadership.
Both the King and his Queen stayed in London during the Blitz and survived the bombing of Buckingham Palace, taking tours out to the devastated areas of the city to show solidarity with their people.
Younger members of the Royal Family also played their part – Princess Elizabeth was an army driver and Prince Philip served in the Royal Navy, while the King's brother, the Duke of Kent, was killed while flying with the RAF.
In this unique documentary, illustrated with newsreel footage and the Royal collection of photographs, Royals at War uncovers the contributions both large and small from those in the family. And, 70 years since Buckingham Palace itself was targeted by the Luftwaffe, we’ll see how the Royals helped to turn the tide.