Hitler's aggressive foreign policy led to the invasion of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939. Britain and France agreed to support Poland if there were to be a German invasion. (BBC News) Their agreement did little to stop Hitler, who attacked Poland on September 1, 1939. The outbreak of war led to evacuation of women and children from London and other large cities. Other emergency measures were also declared. King George had to then step up and speak to his country.
On September 3, 1939, King George VI gave an address to the nation, explaining that they were once more at war and why they were at war. Addressing his audience appropriately and handling his speech impediment efficiently, King George VI calls on his people, effectively presenting his arguments for going to war with Germany. His purpose was to inspire his people and unite them in battle. This speech was written so the king could talk to his people and explain the reasons for being involved in the war. King George VI presented a strong argument in favor of going to war. While speaking, he calls on his peoples’ sense of duty. In the national address, King George VI reminds the people that more diplomatic actions have been attempted, but have failed against their new