SIAM: Abdication Intimated

On the playing fields of Eton, where Englishmen may or may not have won the World War, bandy-legged little Prajadhipok got some of the guts which make him a remarkable King of Siam. Later as a cadet in the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, the future Possessor of the 24 Umbrellas (Siamese symbol of Kingship) learned a thing or two about soldiering which has helped him to ride out two revolutions. Last week the weak-eyed King Prajadhipok, condemned to rule, as it were, from the operating tables of his Western oculists, was recuperating...

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