Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII
—Cadbury, Deborah, author.
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2015
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British author Cadbury explores the many layers involved in the abdication crisis of 1936, which ceded the British crown to the seemingly least prepared of the four sons of George V, George VI, aka Bertie, who revealed himself in the subsequent crisis of war to be the most suitable and stalwart of all.

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Subjects:
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952.
Great Britain -- History -- George VI, 1936-1952.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Princes -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Windsor, Edward, Duke of, 1894-1972 -- Abdication, 1936.
Windsor, House of -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- History.
ISBN:
9781610394031
1610394038
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes:
Originally published in Great Britain: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-338) and index.
Contents:
December 1936-September 1939: Circumstances without parallel ; A very full heart ; Enmity and fear
September 1939-August 1940: In this grave hour ; Into the unknown ; The decisive struggle ; Treachery
August 1940-December 1942: There will always be an England ; Ever widening conflict ; It's my brother
January 1943-January 1952: Tested as never before in our history ; Something more than courage ; For valour.
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