• Short Summary

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CONTINUED HIS FIGHT FOR LIFE TODAY (SATURDAY) AGAINST THE TWIN ENEMIES OF AGE AND A STROKE HE SUFFERED 24 HOURS AGO.

  • Description

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL CONTINUED HIS FIGHT FOR LIFE TODAY (SATURDAY) AGAINST THE TWIN ENEMIES OF AGE AND A STROKE HE SUFFERED 24 HOURS AGO. HE LAY IN HIS BEDROOM OF HIS LONDON HOME BATTLING DEATH WITH THE INDOMITABLE COURAGE THAT HAS CHARACTERIZED ALL HIS 90 YEARS.

    THE FIFTEEN-WORD BULLETIN -- THE THIRD TO BE ISSUED BEFORE HE BECAME ILL YESTERDAY -- REPORTED "SIR WINSTON HAD A PEACEFUL NIGHT AND THERE IS NO MATERIAL CHANGE IN HIS CONDITION."
    LORD MORAN HAD FOUND LITTLE CHANGE FROM LAST NIGHT WHEN HE ANNOUNCED "CHURCHILL WAS SLIPPING INTO DEEPER SLEEP AND IS NOT CONSCIOUS OF PAIN OR DISCOMFORT." TODAY, LORD MORAN REFUSED TO TELL THE SWELLING OF REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WHETHER CHURCHILL WAS UNCONSCIOUS. THE NEXT BULLETIN, LORD MORAN SAID, WOULD BE AT 9:30 P.M.

    A LARGE, SILENT CROWD WAITED OUTSIDE SIR WINSTON'S HOME FOR NEWS. A 66-YEAR-OLD NURSE, MISS HELENA COOK, FORCED HER WAY THROUGH THE CROWD TO DELIVER BUNCHES OF CHRYSANTHEMUMS, TULIPS AND HYACINTHS TO THE HOUSE. "I PUT ON THE NOTE 'GOD BLESS YOU," SHE SAID. "I HAVE NEVER MET SIR WINSTON, BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD LIKE TO SEND HIM SOME FLOWERS."
    SOME OF THE CROWD DRIFTED AWAY AFTER LORD MORAN'S BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENT, WHICH WAS REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES WHILE REPORTERS SCRIBBLE AND FLASHING BLINKED.

    A TIGHT SEMI-CIRCLE OF NEWSMEN SURROUNDED THE DOCTOR OUTSIDE CHURCHILL'S HOME AT NO 28, HYDE PARK GATE IN WEST LONDON, WHERE HE HAD SPENT 40 MINUTES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA42M54PCV9SK3MZUNM3ES5N72G
    Media URN:
    VLVA42M54PCV9SK3MZUNM3ES5N72G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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