Secret Royal Visit to Wartime Plymouth (1941)

Celebrating Royal Visits. Watch the film to see the royal visit of George VI on the eve of the Blitz in 1941.

This rare film shows King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting Plymouth on 20 March 1941. The UK’s first female MP and Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Lady Astor and Lord Waldorf Astor MP with Admiral and Mrs Dunbar-Nasmith accompany the Royal couple.

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