• Short Summary

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS IN THE THIRD DAY OF HIS VALIANT FIGHT FOR LIFE. LORD?

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    CROWDS OUTSIDE THE CHURCHILL HOME IN HYDE PARK GATE, LONDON; LORD MORAN ARRIVING AND MAKING SOF STATEMENT TO REPORTERS BEFORE HE LEAVES; SIR WINSTON'S GRANDSON, WINSTON CHURCHILL JUNIOR, ARRIVES; FLOWERS HANDED IN.



    TRANSCRIPT: LORD MORAN: "SIR WINSTON HAD A PEACEFUL NIGHT, BUT HE HAS HAD A RATHER RESTLESS MORNING. THERE HAS BEEN SOME IRREGULARITY OF PULSE. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BULLETIN THIS EVENING".




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    Background: SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS IN THE THIRD DAY OF HIS VALIANT FIGHT FOR LIFE. LORD MORAN, DOCTOR AND CLOSE FRIEND SAID AT NOON TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE 90-YEAR-OLD WARRIOR-STATESMAN SHOWED SIGNS OF PULSE IRREGULARITY AND WAS RESTLESS THIS MORNING.

    LORD MORAN HAD SPENT THREE-QUARTERS OF AN HOUR EXAMINING HIS PATIENT THEN ANNOUNCED TO THE 500-STRONG CROWD:
    SIR WINSTON'S DOCTOR TOLD QUESTIONERS THAT THE IRREGULARITY OF THE PULSE WAS NOT GOOD. A LONDON MEDICAL EXPERT SAID THAT FROM THE LATEST BULLETIN - THE FIFTH TO BE ISSUED SINCE FRIDAY -- IT WAS OBVIOUS SIR WINSTON'S WHOLE CIRCULATION WAS NOW AFFECTED.

    THOUSANDS OF MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY CONTINUE TO POUR INTO THE RED-BRICK HOUSE WHERE SIR WINSTON LIES IN A GROUND-FLOOR BEDROOM OVERLOOKING A SMALL GARDEN. SOON AFTER LORD MORAN READ HIS LATEST BULLETIN, ARCHBISHOP CARDINAL, THE APOSTOLIC DELEGATE, CALLED WITH A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM POPE PAUL TO LADY CHURCHILL. THE MESSAGE ASSURED LADY CHURCHILL OF THE POPE'S "DEEP PERSONAL CONCERN AND OF HIS PRAYERS AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME".

    AT CHURCH SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE NATION TODAY, BRITONS PRAYED FOR THE MAN WHO GUIDED THEM THROUGH THE DARK, EARLY DAYS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

    BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND THEIR TWO ELDEST CHILDREN - CHARLES AND ANNE - PRAYED FOR SIR WINSTON'S RECOVERY AT MORNING SERVICE AT THE TINY PARISH CHURCH OF ST. LAWRENCE, NEAR THE ROYAL COUNTRY HOME OF SANDRINGHAM IN NORFOLK, EASTERN ENGLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2JW41MD5D6F36N92L1SYH5PH2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2JW41MD5D6F36N92L1SYH5PH2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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