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'An East Coast Port'

Halifax in Wartime, 1939-1945


Dutch cruiser Sumatra, Halifax harbour which brought Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and her children to Canada

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The Halifax Mail's headlines, 11 June 1940, p.1, announced that "Princess Juliana and Children Land in Halifax" via Dutch warship. Lord Athlone, the new Governor-General of Canada, issued the invitation and Prime Minister Mackenzie King announced the Princess and her entourage arrived safely at Halifax from England.

Date: June 12 1940

Reference: Robert Norwood Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-480 369