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Princes at war : the bitter battle inside Britain's royal family in the darkest days of WWII

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: George, King of Great Britain; Edward Windsor, Duke of; House of Windsor; George, King of Great Britain; Edward Windsor, Duke of; House of Windsor; Adolf Hitler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cadbury
ISBN: 9781610394031 1610394038 9781408845240 1408845245 9781610396349 1610396340
OCLC Number: 890181198
Description: xiv, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Deborah Cadbury.

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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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