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  • 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)

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Examples

  • The American ambassador, Walter Page, reported that King George V had wept when the subject came up at lunch.

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  • “There is no more loyal man in the country,” George V wrote that night in his diary.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • “Terrible shock for the dear old emperor,” King George V wrote in his diary.

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  • 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.

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  • “He should have been hanged at the yardarm for desertion of his post in the face of the enemy,” George V declared.

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  • 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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