GREAT BRITAIN: The Crown: Jan. 7, 1935

¶ An Empire radio scandal erupted last week from George V's first "fireside broadcast," delivered by His Majesty in close imitation of the U. S. White House's "just-folksy" technique.

"As I sit in my own home," said the King-Emperor from Sandringham Hall. "I am thinking of the great multitude who are listening to my voice. ... I send a special greeting to the people of my dominions overseas. ... If my voice reaches any of the peoples of India, let it bring them the assurance of my constant care for them and of my desire...

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