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Sorry, mine was the typo; it was 1953 as it says on my albums, too.  
But, I was in the "police action" of Korea by '54.

Rod

David Lennick wrote:

>People, believe me..it was 1953, not 1952. George VI died in 1952. The coronation was
>the following year.
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>http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/2/newsid_2654000/2654501.stm
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>dl
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>Rod Stephens wrote:
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>>Hello,
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>>Well, back then on June 2nd of 1952, we here in America were also
>>fascinated by the pomp and glamour of an attractive young princess
>>taking her  place on the British Royal throne.
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>>One of my prized possessions is a three LP set on "His Master's Voice"
>>from the Gramophone Company Limited (ALP 1056, 1057 and 1058) "recorded
>>by direct line from the B.B.C. transmission".  My only complaint was
>>that the commentators, John Snagge and Howard Marshall, talked over some
>>of the glorious choral music.
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>>Yes, those were happier and kinder days!
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>>Rod Stephens
>>Family Theater Productions
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>>David Lennick wrote:
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>>>"Richard L. Hess" wrote:
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>>>>That is interesting as the only other time I ran across Utah tapes
>>>>were on the reels as you described and they were from someone who
>>>>grew up in Montreal, so I had assumed it was a Canadian outfit
>>>>(despite it's name). One of the tapes he had me transfer was Queen
>>>>Elizabeth's Coronation in 1952 and although you indicated that the
>>>>unit had a radio in it, it sure sounded as if they had mic'd the radio.
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>>>Incidentally, the Coronation was in June 1953..I remember getting up to listen to
>>>it (when those things actually mattered to Canadians). It was also relayed by short
>>>wave. Solitaire Records in Toronto actually put out HM's Coronation Speech on a
>>>two-sided 78 in a souvenir envelope, taken off the short-wave broadcast.
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>>>(Meanwhile, the current Governor General is about to leave office, having
>>>squandered thousands of dollars on pointless world tours, is about to publish her
>>>memoirs, and is going to steal the limelight from the installation of the NEW
>>>Governor General who's already in hot water for her dual citizenship, her marriage
>>>to an alleged Separatiste, and the kerfuffle over her new gown being shown to the
>>>public before she got to wear it. Any wonder I'm a tad cynical about the Monarchy
>>>these days?)
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>>>dl
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