The history behind ‘The King’s Speech’: Listen to King George VI himself

October 19, 2010
Carl Herder, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F
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As is well-documented on The AIS Blog, we are excited about the film The King’s Speech. We’re so looking forward to this movie, that we searched for audio of King George VI to get a historical perspective on His Majesty’s speech.Fortunately, we found a recording of the George VI’s broadcast to the nation as England declared war on Germany on September 3rd, 1939.This is quite fascinating as the trailer for The King’s Speech is so gorgeous, that it may be easy to forget that the story is not just an epic Hollywood tale; it's based on history.Hear King George VI himself in the embedded video below.

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