The British Library Homepage
homeHome  >   Online Gallery  >   Online exhibitions  >   Features  >  
 
print

A Tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

1940: Bombing of London and Buckingham Palace

"WE SHALL NOT FORGET
By the Editor
The King and Queen have endured the ordeal which has come to their subjects. For the second time a German bomber has tried to bring death and destruction to the home of Their Majesties....When this war is over the common danger which King George and Queen Elizabeth have shared with their people will be a cherished memory and an inspiration through the years".
Source: The Sunday Graphic, September 18, 1939, p. 1

The bombing of Buckingham Palace

Inspecting the damage- the Queen picks her way through debris
Source: The Sphere, Sept. 21, 1940, p. 368

Top of Page Top of Page

 
 
 
Discover more:
Main
1900
1914
1923
1926
1930
1937
1939
1940
1947
1952
Accessibility Terms of use Site map
Copyright The British Library Board