Sunday, 2 October 2011

His Valet Found The King Dead

Daily Mirror dated Thursday February 7th 1952
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Born Albert Frederick Arthur George in 1895 he became King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth in 1936 until his death on 6th February 1952.
As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in the shadow of his elder brother, Edward, but when Edward abdicated in 1936 in order to marry, Albert ascended the throne as George VI. 
He was beset by health problems, including smoking related lung cancer, in the later years of his reign. He died from a coronary thrombosis in his sleep at Sandringham House in Norfolk, at the age of 56.  His daughter Elizabeth flew back to the UK from an official visit to Kenya as Elizabeth II. Because George died in his sleep during the night, his precise moment of death, and therefore Elizabeth's accession, is unknown.

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No silly comment - just an interesting picture.

No ladders in her stockings - now there's a sleuthing trick that not only Sherlock Holmes but also CSI's greatest minds have missed. 'He was trying merely to quieten her, in a way he had used successfully with her before' - I assume that was when he wasn't sticking red hot needles under her finger nails to stop her hic-cups.

How dreadfully sexist.

By gad, Sir!  What's the old Regiment coming to when a Major can't have some fun with his Privates without the Military Police getting involved.

I just hope that the hand belongs to the man's wife or girlfriend and not his senior Army Officer.  Who is this advert aimed at?  I wouldn't have thought that the typical 1950's macho-man would take well to be depicted in a 'pinny'.  The name 'Rhodian' brings to mind the famous girls' school so maybe the product was aimed at women.  Who knows?  Who cares?  I've got the washing up to do. 

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