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A Great Day for London

"It was like a morning of brilliant sunlight…"
Major John P. Cook OstJ CD, Royal Canadian Regiment

VHS cover of A Great Day for London: The Royal Tour of 1939On the morning of June 7, 1939 the Canadian city of London, Ontario was honoured with a visit by George VI and Queen Elizabeth - the first visit by a reigning monarch and his consort. As the city's most spectacular royal tour of the century, it created an outpouring of affection and patriotism that has never been equaled in London's history.

To commemorate the Queen Mother's 100th birthday we're very proud to present A Great Day for London: The Royal Tour of 1939, a special documentary that captures the magic of this well-loved event. This half-hour program is filled with priceless colour film footage, rare photographs, radio broadcasts and interviews with the Londoners who caught a cherished glimpse of their King and the future Queen Mother.

Listen to a clip from the Royal Tour broadcast

VHS copies of A Great Day for London can be purchased for $10.00 from:

The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
Wolseley Barracks
650 Elizabeth Street
London, Ontario
N5Y 4T7
Phone: 519-660-5102
Fax: 519-660-5344

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All proceeds will benefit the RCR museum.