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    Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands Signed 1942 Speech When the Netherlands was invaded in May, 1940 by the Germans in World War II, Wilhelmina fled to England with her government. She made her formal return to the Netherlands in May, 1945. In 1948, after celebrating the 50th anniversary of her reign, the popular Queen Wilhelmina abdicated in favor of her daughter, Queen Juliana. Here is a handsome hardbound portion of the U.S. Congressional Record from August, 1942 containing a speech Wilhelmina made to the Congress where she discusses the war situation. She has boldly signed it on the front endpaper "Wilhemnina R 1943." Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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