Movie brings up memories
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,
Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush
in The King’s Speech