King George VI’s Message To The School Children

On the 8th July 1946, all the schoolchildren of Britain received a message from the King.

This was in the form of a personal message, thanking the children for all the hardship anddanger that they endured in WW2, also telling them that they should share in the triumph of the Allied Nations.

The back of the message listed all the important dates and events of WW2, and interestingly had a section at the bottom of the letter, ‘MY FAMILY’S WAR RECORD’,  where families could enter details of their own contribution to the war effort.