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Jan 31, 1945

The third son of Queen Mary & George V is appointed Gov General of Australia. The surprise appointment of Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was made out of fears that Australia would become a dependency of the United States. The post was first offered to his younger brother the Duke of Kent who unfortunately died in a plane crash in Scotland.

Theater:  Pacific Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II Tours

Date Added: 2013-01-31

Tags: Royalty, Australia, Duke, Government

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