SIAM: King's Own Coup?

In Bangkok, Siamese leaders of what the world press had been calling a "revolution" or at the very least a "coup d'etat angrily denied last week that it was either.

"The People's Party is completely and sincerely loyal to His Majesty King Prajadhipok," they declared. "The People's Party is composed of military and government officials. The People's Party's chief aim is a constitutional monarchy."

That such was and is also the chief aim of King Prajadhipok himself His Majesty made clear during his visit to the I last...

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