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About four of us war correspondents were brought back so that the King could meet war correspondents, experienced war correspondents in the field. I was one of the people brought back and lined up (in one of my books there is a picture of my, being, shaking hands with by the King) and when the King saw me, and I was introduced as Godfrey Talbot, the King said “G, G, G” (he didn’t stutter very much in private conversations at all, his stutter was alright unless he had to make a speech and without the Queen being there), he said, “Talbot, Talbot never seen him before, BBC does make ’em tall, don’t they? But by golly I’ve heard you a lot, say something else, I’ve heard you a lot, back at home, at Windsor, in the Palace, and mostly, mostly at Windsor in the evenings, mostly we heard, the Queen and I listened to Godfrey Talbot and now I see you” and then he paused and smiled just a little, and he said “Do you know, as a matter of fact I think Talbot, you, I shouldn’t say this, you are about our favourite broadcaster. You broadcast very frequently in the news bulletins. I think you are our favourite, and then he paused and he said, You and Tommy Handley. . .!


Godfrey Talbot - War Correspondent

From the Battle of El Alamein in October 1942 to the fall of Rome in June 1944, War Correspondent Godfrey Talbot was among the half-dozen or so best-known voices on BBC r

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