The Queen at War

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Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II.

Learn how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by World War II. Princess Elizabeth’s experiences during the war mirrored those of the public and helped shape her into the Queen she is today.

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About the Film

Princess Elizabeth was a child of 13 when her father George VI directly addressed his people on September 3, 1939 to inform them that Britain was at war. This revelatory documentary will tell the story of the Queen’s experiences during World War II and how the longest reigning monarch in British history was shaped by the war.

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