George VI (George)( King of Great Britain in 1936-1952 gg.)
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Biography George VI (George)
1895 - 1952
George VI became king in 1936. In 1923 he married Lady Elizabeth Bouis-Leon (now zdavstvuyuschaya Queen Mother).
George VI paid an official visit to France in 1938, as well as Canada and the United States in 1939. He was the first British monarch, who visited the United States. His performance, . especially during the Second World War, . where he remained for most of the time at Buckingham Palace (the yard was bombed nine times during the war), . and when he and his wife, . visited the eastern part of London and other places in the country, . often subjected to bombing, . led to strong growth of its popularity,
. The king had a close working relationship with his Prime Minister Winston Churchill's wartime.
Understanding the nature of modern war, in 1940 the King established the Cross of St. George and St. George Medal, which provided for the courage to citizens. For example, in 1942 Geogrievskim Cross was awarded the population of the island of Malta in honor of the heroism with which it resisted under siege. Served in the navy during the First World War, a participant Battle Sequence in Jutland, the King wanted to visit his troops whenever it bylovozmozhno. He was in France in 1939, to inspect the British Expeditionary Force, and North Africa in 1943, after the victory at El Alam. In June 1944 King Visits Army in Normandy 10 days after the day "D", and later that same year, troops in Italy and the Netherlands.
In 1947 the King paid an official visit to South Africa, accompanied by the Queen and their daughters, Princess Elisavet and Princess Margaret. This was the first time that the Sovereign is visiting with family members. When India and Pakistan became independent in 1947, George VI ceased to be Emperor of India. Subsequent changes in the Commonwealth of Nations implied that the relationship was more based on a common allegiance to the Crown, but the king held the post of Head of the Commonwealth of.
By 1948, it seemed that England overcame the difficulties of post-war years, but the tension of the Second World War and the stress of the postwar period led to a deterioration of health of the King. King failed to recover from surgery for lung, and died February 6, 1952 at the age of 56 years. At the funeral of the King, on tape, attached to the wreath from the Government, Churchill wrote the phrase written on the Victoria Cross - "For Valor."
WWC Team on the basis of the Official site of the British Royal Family