FEBRUARY 6-12, 1952

US INTERVENTION: 8 – The US charge d’affaires yesterday called on Deputy Prime Minister Sophocles Venizelos and reiterated the US government’s concern over the protracted upheaval in the military, emphasizing the Greek government’s responsibility for the changes in the leadership of the armed forces. He also called on the interior minister, Mr Rendis, for a briefing on the communist espionage case and the possible existence of evidence against the United Democratic Left (EDA). DEATH OF GEORGE VI: London, 6 – King George VI of Great Britain died peacefully in his sleep this morning. (…) The news of the king’s death was urgently telegraphed to the new queen in Kenya, where she is staying with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. This is the first time in Great Britain’s history that a monarch has succeeded to the throne while in a foreign country. (…) The Privy Council of Great Britain met this afternoon in an official session and declared the country’s new queen, naming her as Queen Elizabeth II. «The meeting itself will give this message,» he added.

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