Foreign News: God Saves the King

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The silver trumpets blew and loud shrilled the choir boys: "Vivat! Vivat Georgius Rex!" With a rustle like the wind, all the crowded stands of Westminster Abbey rose up with a flash of crimson and ermine, gold, diamonds, silver, blue, scarlet and green. The helmeted Gentlemen-at-Arms snapped to attention and down the deep blue carpet that stretched the full length of the Abbey came George VI to his Coronation with all the pomp and panoply of a medieval ceremony more than 1,000 years old.

It was the Middle Ages in the...

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