Movie brings up mem­o­ries

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

RE: The King’s Speech.

This film I val­ued greatly for it stirred my di­min­ish­ing mem­ory. I was 11 years old when in 1939 our King Ge­orge VI an­nounced ‘‘ We are at War’’ – the sirens wailed.

Dur­ing WWII there were two voices that we clung to, that of our King and of Win­ston Churchill . We lis­tened to their ev­ery word.

I would like read­ers to know that when the king spoke on the ra­dio we did not count the pauses or the si­lences, no, we were back­ing him like we do our sports heroes to­day.

In 1952 when our king died, I was one of the thou­sands who queued for three hours in Wind­sor Park to have the op­por­tu­nity to pause as we walked past his cof­fin. In front of me was a blind man.

We sel­dom go to the cin­ema. I am so glad I went to see The King’s Speech. AU­DREY ARM­STRONG,

North Ward.

Colin Firth and Ge­of­frey Rush

in The King’s Speech

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