King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two. The message concludes with the sentence:
"May these qualities (pride, courage, endurance and enterprise) be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace."
The reverse of the certificate lists the principal events of the war and includes a space at the base for detailing the recipient's war contributions an the contibutions of his/her family.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Tom Gillmor
Russian schoolchildren in neckerchiefs sit at desks writing while their teacher stands amongst them reading from a book. They are possibly learning English as part of the British-Soviet Friendship society. Date: 1950s
© Marx Memorial Library/Mary Evans
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Schoolchildren at Cleopatra's Needle, London
A class of London County Council schoolchildren on a trip to Cleopatra's Needle on the Thames Embankment, Central London. Their teacher points with her umbrella and tells them all about it.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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