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    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS WEAKER. THE FOURTH AND LATEST BULLETIN, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) PRODUCED THE GRAVE?

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    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS WEAKER. THE FOURTH AND LATEST BULLETIN, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) PRODUCED THE GRAVE NEWS THAT THE 90-YEAR-OLD STATESMAN WAS LOSING STRENGTH.

    LORD MORAN, THE 82-YEAR-OLD PHYSICIAN WHO HAS BEEN SIR WINSTON'S PERSONAL DOCTOR FOR A QUARTER OF A CENTURY, TOLD NEWSMEN SOF: "SIR WINSTON IS A LITTLE WEAKER BUT HE HAS SLEPT PEACEFULLY THROUGHOUT THE DAY. ANOTHER BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON (GMT) ON SUNDAY".

    LORD MORAN STOOD IN THE GLARE OF TELEVISION LIGHTS OUTSIDE THE CHURCHILL HOME IN HYDE PARK GATE TO READ THE BULLETIN. HE HAD SPENT 32 MINUTES INSIDE.

    THE HOUSE HAS BECOME THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION FOR MILLIONS IN BRITAIN AND ABROAD. D CROWD OF MORE THAN 500 WAITED SILENTLY FOR HOURS IN THE DAMP NIGHT TO HEAR THE LATEST NEWS.

    SIR WINSTON, FELLED BY A STROKE SOME 36 HOURS AGO AFTER A COLD, HAD SHOWN "VERY LITTLE CHANGE" DURING THE DAY, LORD MORAN SAID, BEFORE DRIVING AWAY.

    AMONG THE CALLERS DURING THE DAY WAS MR. RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, HIS ONLY SON. HE TOLD REPORTERS EARLIER THAT HIS FATHER WAS STRUGGLING FOR LIFE WITH "A SUBCONCIOUS, INDOMITABLE WILL TO SURVIVE".

    THROUGHOUT THE DAY, LADY CHURCHILL AND MEMBERS OF SIR WINSTON'S FAMILY DROVE TO AND FROM THE HOUSE. THERE WERE MANY DELIVERIES OF CABLES, TELEGRAMS AND LETTERS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD AND FLOWERS BROUGHT BY CHILDREN, EX-SERVICEMEN AND ELDERLY WOMEN.

    FROM LONDON, THE NEWS AGENCIES POURED OUT THOUSANDS OF WORDS ON SIR WINSTON'S CONDITION...TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. AND BRITAIN'S SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS GAVE MINUTE-BY-MINUTE ACCOUNTS OF THE WAITING AND FEATURED THE WORLD-WIDE CONCERN AND SYMPATHY FOR SIR WINSTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3N4NELDZ7NVG6I4CJAHMEJP7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA3N4NELDZ7NVG6I4CJAHMEJP7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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