Three Indian soldiers, coronation of King George VI, London, 12 May, 1937.
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A photograph of three imperial soldiers taking a rest during the coronation celebrations of King George VI (1895-1952), taken for the Daily Herald newspaper. The soldiers - in full uniform and heavily decorated with medals - are possibly sitting in Trafalgar Square, London. George VI (1895-1952) was crowned on 12 May, 1937 in Westminster Abbey. He became King following the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII (1894-1972). This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.