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A Tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 1900 - 2002

1914: Outbreak of war, Elizabeth as helper

"WAR DECLARED. NOTE REJECTED BY GERMANY. BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO LEAVE BERLIN. RIVAL NAVIES IN THE NORTH SEA. BRITISH ARMY MOBILISING. GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF RAILWAYS."

The following statement was issued from the Foreign Office at 12.15 this morning:- "Owing to the summary rejection by the German Government of the request made by his Majesty's Government for assurances that the neutrality of Belgium will be respected, his Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin has received his passports and his Majesty's Government have declared to the German Government that a state of war exists between Great Britain and Germany as from 11p.m. on August 4."
Source: The Times, August 5, 1914

"During the war Glamis was a hospital itself, and filled with a constant flow of wounded men, chiefly Australians. Lady Elizabeth, who had been trained in a London hospital..took active part in the management. She has had many letters from the patients who benefited so much from their stay.a great many of them reminding her of the cricket matches she used to play with them when they were 'convalescing'. "
Source: The Graphic, April 1923, p. 585

Armistice Day Stamp

Armistice Day: Fiji stamp with colour inset of Elizabeth in Easter bonnet
The Crown Agents Philatelic and Security Archive

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