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On February 15, 1952, King George VI was laid to rest in the vault of his ancestors in St. Georges Chapel, Windsor. While the Kings coffin had lain in Westminster Hall, some 305,806 people had filed past to pay their respects. The coffin left Westminster on a gun carriage with men of the Household Cavalry in ceremonial dress walking in slow time to Paddington Station where the royal train was waiting. On February 23, 1952, the ILN issued another special number, 'The Lying-in-State and Funeral of his late Majesty King George VI'

(Appendix List No. 144).
Pages show the coffin of the late King bearing the imperial insignia and draped with the royal standard; the four-mile long column of mourners that passed through Westminster Hall for the three days of the Lying-in-State (February 12, 13 and 14); the royal mourners; the funeral procession through London s streets; the journey to Windsor; the burial service and the moment of committal and the floral tributes.
The cover, in mourning purple, shows the coffin draped with the Royal Standard on the purple draped catafalque standing on a raised dais with the great candlesticks from the Unknown Warrior’s Tomb in Westminster Abbey set at the corners. In the foreground at each side are representative figures of the Gentlemen-at-Arms and the Yeomen of the Guard in Tudor uniform with their axes and partizans reversed.
This is issue number 5888, vol. 220, pages 293-356, measuring 37 x 26 cm and

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