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Coronation King George VI. Decorations. Day scenes: King David, Barclay's [Bank], Julian Way, Fast Hotel, May 12, 1937

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Coronation King George VI. Decorations. Day scenes: King David, Barclay's [Bank], Julian Way, Fast Hotel, May 12, 1937

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The House of Windsor is the royal house of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Founded by Ernest Anton, the sixth duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, it is the royal house of several European monarchies, and branches currently reign in Belgium through the descendants of Leopold I, and in the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms through the descendants of Prince Albert. It succeeded the House of Hanover as monarchs in the British Empire following the death of Queen Victoria. The name was changed from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the English Windsor in 1917 because of anti-German sentiment in the British Empire during World War I. Windsors were originally a branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha that have provided five British monarchs to date, including four kings and the present queen, Elizabeth II. The name had a long association with the monarchy in Britain.

Hotel Howard in Jerusalem was built in 1891 by German architect Theodor Sandel, then renamed as Hotel Fast in 1907. Cover Photo: British Mandate of Palestine was a geopolitical entity under British administration, established between 1920 and 1948 in the region of Palestine. The coronation of George VI and his wife Elizabeth as king and queen of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth took place at Westminster Abbey, London, on 12 May 1937 and celebrated in all dominions and territories of British Empire. In the 1930s Fast Hotel housed the German Consulate and that's explaining nazi flags on the building flying together with British. After WWII broke out, the British took over the hotel and turned it into a base for Australian troops.

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01/01/1937
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American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept., photographer
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