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King of England Flies to Palestine; First Royal Visit Since Balfour Declaration

The population of Palestine will greet a King of England on Palestine soil for the first time since Britain assumed control of the country under the Mandate, it was learned here today when the Algiers radio announced that King George VI had left North Africa by plane for the Holy Land after completing an inspection of the British armed forces in the Western Desert.

Viewing the ruins of the Italian Empire in and around the Mediterranean, the King of England talked to the Chief Rabbi of Tripoli and to the Grand Mufti of the city prior to starting his inspection of the Eighth Army which took him hundreds of miles into the desert under African skies that had not seen an English King in wartime since 1270, when Edward I came there with his army of Crusaders.