Buckingham Palace, London: HRM King George V, 1918. Letter. A welcome home letter written by the King of England in 1918, addressed to all POWs who were recently released from their wartime imprisonment. A letter such as this would have been given to all returning POWs. The copy letter is printed onto Buckingham Palace embossed letterhead measuring 9-3/4 tall x 7-5/8 inches wide. Some toning and small stains are evident recto, more so on the verso of the thin card stock onto which, the letter has been mounted. Very Good. Item #4751
The letter reads : "1918 The Queen joins me in welcoming you on your release from the miseries & hardships, which you have endured with so much patience & courage. During these many months of trial, the early rescue of our gallant Officers & Men from the cruelties of their captivity has been uppermost in our thoughts. We are thankful that this longed for day has arrived, & that back in the old Country you will be able once more to enjoy the happiness of a home & to see good days among those who anxiously look for your return. George R. I."
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