- n. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
“The American ambassador, Walter Page, reported that King George V had wept when the subject came up at lunch.”
““There is no more loyal man in the country,” George V wrote that night in his diary.”
“King George V invited Sims to spend a night at Windsor Castle and after dinner, over cigars, told him that the sinkings must be stopped or the Allies would lose the war.”
“In June 1917, when King George V heard that people were saying he was pro-German because his family had German names, “he started and grew pale.””
“The guests included King George V of England and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia; the ceremony became the last meeting of prewar European monarchs before the outbreak of hostilities fifteen months later.”
“Two days before — on the twenty-sixth — Henry had come up to London from the yachting races at Cowes and had called on his cousin King George V at Buckingham Palace.”
““Terrible shock for the dear old emperor,” King George V wrote in his diary.”
“Once this was done, King George V would review the entire British fleet at Spithead; afterward, the ships would carry out brief exercises at sea and then disperse.”
““He should have been hanged at the yardarm for desertion of his post in the face of the enemy,” George V declared.”
“Warrender in King George V received the message, as did the battle cruiser New Zealand, assigned by Beatty to act as guard ship for transmissions to the battle cruisers by the British destroyers.”
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