'We'll meet again': Queen Elizabeth invokes WW2 spirit to defeat coronavirus

Published April 6, 2020, 8:37 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

Queen Elizabeth told the British people on Sunday that they would overcome the coronavirus outbreak if they stayed resolute in the face of lockdown and self-isolation, invoking the spirit of World War Two in an extremely rare broadcast to the nation.

In what was only the fifth televised address of her 68-year reign, Elizabeth called upon Britons to show the resolve of their forbears and demonstrate they were as strong as generations of the past.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the headquarters of MI5, which is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, at Thames House in London, Britain February 25, 2020. Victoria Jones/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II visits the headquarters of MI5, which is the United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, at Thames House in London, Britain February 25, 2020. (Victoria Jones/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS/MANILA BULLETIN)

“We will meet again”, she pointedly said in a direct reference to the most famous British song from the war years of the 1940s, when she was a teenager. “Better days will return.”

 
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