A Message from the King ….

In August 1914 as British troops started leaving for War, the King sent this message to them……

“You are leaving home to fight for the safety and honour of my Empire. Belgium, whose country we are pledged to defend has been attacked and France is about to be invaded by the same powerful foe.  I have implicit confidence in you, my soldiers. Duty is your watchword and I know your duty will be nobly done.”

“I shall follow your every movement with deepest interest and mark with eager satisfaction your daily progress: indeed, your welfare will never be absent from my thoughts”

“I pray God to bless you and guard you and bring you back victorious”

(Taken from the Lynn News 18th August 1914)

 

 

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