Saturday, 2 November 2013

5 - JOHORE COLLECTION - SULTAN'S FORMER SWEETHEART KILLED BY BOMB



ORIGINAL GENUINE PRESS PHOTO
DATE : 11 OCTOBER 1940
TITLE : SULTAN'S FORMER SWEETHEART KILLED BY BOMB.
PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS :
CANTERBURY, ENGLAND - PLATINUM-BLONDE LYDIA CECILY HILL, ERSTWHILE CABARET DANCER WHO ALMOST MARRIED THE FABULOUSLY RICH SULTAN OF JOHORE, WITH WHOM SHE IS SHOWN HERE, TWO YEARS AGO, WAS KILLED BY A GERMAN BOMB ON OCT. 11TH WHEN THE NAZIS ATTACKED THE CATHEDRAL TOWN OF CANTERBURY. THE 27-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHOSE ROMANCE WITH THE RULLER OF 500,000 MALAYANS UPSET THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, WAS KILLED WHEN A BOMB HIT A FUR STORE IN WHICH SHE WAS BUYING A WEDDING PRESENT FOR A GIRL FRIEND.