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    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS 89 YEARS OLD TODAY. TELEGRAMS AND MESSAGES OF GOODWILL HAVE BEEN?

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    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS 89 YEARS OLD TODAY. TELEGRAMS AND MESSAGES OF GOODWILL HAVE BEEN ARRIVING THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT HIS HOME IN LONDON. THE FAMOUS STATESMAN CAME TO THE WINDOW OF THE RECEPTION ROOM, AND WAVED TO THE CROWD WAITING IN THE STREET BELOW.

    MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY ARE EXPECTED TO SEE SIR WINSTON DURING THE SAY, AND LATER, IN THE EVENING, RELATIVES WILL GATHER AT A DINNER PARTY, ONE "SMALLER THAN USUAL", ACCORDING TO HIS SECRETARY. A VAN-LOAD OF PRESENTS WAS DELIVERED TO SIR WINSTON'S HOME FROM A NEARBY POST-OFFICE DURING THE AFTERNOON.

    THE THEME FOR THE BIRTHDAY CAKE, A REGULAR GIFT FROM A LONDON FIRM FOR MANY YEARS, IS SIR WINSTON'S HONORARY MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES. IT IS EXPRESSED BY A BRIDGE IN DELICATE ICING SPANNING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.ON THE SIDE OF THE CAKE IS A REPLICA OF THE HISTORIC DOCUMENT MAKING SIR WINSTON AN "HONORARY CITIZEN".

    IN THE UNITED STATES, LEADING NEWSPAPERS HAVE AFFECTIONATELY REMEMBERED SIR WINSTON'S BIRTHDAY, PRAISING THE STATESMAN'S DEEDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS. THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION HAS SUGGESTED A STATUE OF SIR WINSTON BE ERECTED WITH ONE FOOT ON BRITISH SOIL AT THE EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON AND THE OTHER ON U.S. SOIL. IT WOULD, SAID A SPOKESMAN, COMMEMORATE THE CLOSE AND CONTINUING ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JW8LNOQTNNGPRNDSOCHUU0NH
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JW8LNOQTNNGPRNDSOCHUU0NH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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