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The Queen at War

The Queen at War

Tuesday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, May 6, at 1 a.m.

Also airs on Fusion on Saturday, May 9, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m.

Princess Elizabeth was a child of 13 on Sept. 3, 1939, when her father King George VI informed the public that Britain was at war. This revelatory documentary tells the story of the queen’s experiences during WWII and how the longest-reigning monarch in British history was shaped by the war.

The queen’s personal experiences during the war reflected the wider experiences of the public. She, too, was evacuated and her home was bombed. She lost a family member and she volunteered in service to the war effort.

Hear from people who were with her, as well as from historians, journalists and royal commentators as they reveal how these years were so formative for Elizabeth and how, in many ways, it led to the queen we know today.

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