Thursday, January 27, 2011

The King's Canadian Speech

Ralph Luker of Cliopatria provides a long list of historians and critics going to town on how the film The King's Speech plays fast and loose with history.

But didn't George VI tour Canada (and the US too) in 1939 -- before the declaration of war speech that is the film's culmination?  Didn't he speak?

He spoke. Winnipeg historian Allan Levine looks into the details in a nicely researched piece online in the Globe and Mail.  Maclean's has some material too, and cbc-ca has sound and film clips from the royal tour.  Not so tongue-tied after all.
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