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Queen Elizabeth and General Hartle, 1942 (Northern Ireland)


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In December 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Early in January 1942, General Hartle was honored by leading the first American forces to be sent overseas in World War II and landing in Belfast, North Ireland.

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England [sic] came up to Belfast to review the American forces. This picture shows Queen Elizabeth and General Hartle riding in a jeep in Belfast.

King George and Queen Elizabeth presented to General Hartle their beautifully framed autographed pictures.

(handwritten on the reverse of the photograph, presumably by Lucile Hartle, the General's wife)

6/25/42




ID:
wcrh026

Rights:
Washington County Free Library

Notes:
Queen Elizabeth, pictured here, was the mother of the current British monarch, Elizabeth II. She signed the photograph, "Elizabeth R. June 25th 1942.

The British Pathe news story of the visit can be found at Their Majesties in Northern Ireland Pathe News, 1942.

Date:
1942-06-25

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library

Subject:
United States. Army, Biography; World War, 1939-1945, United States; Hartle, Russell P.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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