@sir_alfred_hedgecock is such a grumpy bugger after a bath! Haha luckily he perks right up with a couple meal worms. Thanks @fancy_walkin for taking this photo!
What do you do when you run out of bandages?
Make a duct tape heel of course. #innovation #gwynnsisland
Introducing #SirAlfredHedgecock! @fancy_walkin and my new love. He’s fantastic and can be followed @sir_alfred_hedgecock
Wounded US Army paratrooper is helped aboard an LCVP by a group of Hospital Corpsmen. The LCVP will take him to a hospital ship bound for England. June 11, 1944
Local Identifier: 80-G-252629. Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1983
More D-Day images in the new immersive D-Day exhibit from the National Archives on the Google Cultural Institute.
Today in History- The first royal visit since Independence!
Day 20: Visit of the British Royals
“I think it would be an excellent thing for Anglo-American relations if you could visit the United States.”
-Franklin Roosevelt to King George VI, September 17, 1938
With war looming, FDR searched for ways to bolster ties with democratic nations opposing Hitler. When he invited England’s King George VI for a state visit in June 1939, the message was clear. No reigning British monarch had ever visited America. The invitation signaled a new era in Anglo-American cooperation.
FDR and ER planned every detail to ensure the King won sympathy and support. Their efforts paid off. The public heartily welcomed the King and Queen in Washington. The royals visited Mount Vernon, where the King laid a wreath at George Washington’s grave. Later, they accompanied the Roosevelts to Hyde Park, where they enjoyed simple American pleasures, including a hot dog picnic. FDR and King George developed a real rapport. More important, press coverage of the royal visit fostered public sympathy with Britain.
During the British Royal visit of June 1939, King George VI president FDR with this House of Windsor gold inkwell, made by Garrard & Co. Ltd. of London.
You can read more about the 1939 Royal Visit here on our website.