Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Queen Mary and German Goods

This nice little story was inserted into the Eastbourne Gazette on 18th November 1914.
It captures the early mood of the nation just a few months after the war had begun.

Picture - Grand ladies - http://www.gogmsite.net/


An interesting story of the Queen illustrating once more her common sense and breath of view, is told by the London correspondent of the “Sheffield Telegraph.”

Her Majesty was examining some goods from a West End shop the other day and asked the girl who was showing them whether she had any of a certain kind. The girl replied that she was afraid there was nothing English of the sort to be had as all the goods had been bought from Germany.

“That,” said Queen Mary, “is not the point. The goods are in English shops. They were bought before the war. People ought to support the shopkeepers, and take the stock off their hands. When they have been sold, we shall buy nothing but English goods.”

“The Evening News.”

1 comment:

Adullamite said...

Makes a change for Mary to 'buy' anything. She usually wanted anything and everything she fancied 'given' to her.

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