• Short Summary

    LONDON WAS AGAIN THE CENTRE OF WORLD ATTENTION TODAY (FRIDAY) AS KINGS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS AND STATESMEN ARRIVED TO JOIN IN BRITAIN'S MOURNING FOR SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.

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    LONDON WAS AGAIN THE CENTRE OF WORLD ATTENTION TODAY (FRIDAY) AS KINGS, PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS AND STATESMEN ARRIVED TO JOIN IN BRITAIN'S MOURNING FOR SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL. THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES OF III NATIONS HAVE NOW GATHERED IN THE CAPITAL FOR THE GREATEST NON-ROYAL STATE FUNERAL SINCE THAT OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON IN 1852.

    ONE OF TODAY'S ARRIVALS WAS PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, WEARING THE UNIFORM OF A BRIGADIER GENERAL WITH NO DECORATIONS. FULL SCALE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE MOUNTED AT LONDON AIRPORT -- A CONTRAST TO THE RELATIVELY INFORMAL WAY IN WHICH MANY OF THE OTHER REPRESENTATIVES ARRIVED.

    A NUMBER OF FRENCH POLICE WERE BROUGHT OVER AND ACCOMPANIED THE PRESIDENT AS HE LEFT FOR CENTRAL LONDON -- HIS CAR SHIELDED BY POLICE CARS AND MOTOR-CYCLE OUTRIDERS. HE DROVE STRAIGHT TO WESTMINSTER HALL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO SIR WINSTON, HIS WARTIME FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE.

    THE FRENCH PRESIDENT WAS LATER RECEIVED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. MR. HAROLD WILSON, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, CALLED ON PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR. AFTERWARDS MR. WILSON SAID: "WE HAD A VERY FRIENDLY DISCUSSION." THEY MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MR. WILSON TO HAVE A FURTHER MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT IN PARIS.

    FROM EARLY MORNING, ONE AFTER ANOTHER THEY ARRIVED. THE FIRST OF THE KINGS WAS OLAV OF NORWAY. HE JOINS ALL THE OTHER ROYAL VISITORS AS THE GUEST OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. KING CONSTANTINE OF THE HELLENES ARRIVED IN HIS PRIVATE PLANE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY PREMIER, MR. STEPHANOPOULOS. KING FREDERIK OF DENMARK CAME BY TRAIN FROM HARWICH AFTER AN OVERNIGHT CROSSING BY PASSENGER SHIP.

    ANOTHER OF THE SIX MONARCHS AT THE FUNERAL - KING BAUDOUIN OF THE BELGIANS - ARRIVED BY MILITARY AIRCRAFT WITH HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, M. SPAAK.

    AMONG THE PRIME MINISTERS TO ARRIVE WERE MR. CHANG IL KWAN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF SOUTH KOREA, AND MR. OTTO KRAG, DENMARK'S PRIME MINISTER.

    AND FROM THE COMMONWEALTH - MR. DIEFENBAKER, CANADA'S PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION LEADER. HE JOINS THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LESTER PEARSON, WHO ARRIVED IN LONDON YESTERDAY. ALSO FROM THE COMMONWEALTH WAS MR. KEITH HOLYOAKE, PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND. HE ALSO DROVE TO WESTMINSTER HALL TO PAY HOMAGE TO SIR WINSTON.

    MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA, FLEW IN AS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE NEWEST COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

    SOUTHERN RHODESIA WAS REPRESENTED BY ITS PRIME MINISTER, MR. IAN SMITH - A ROYAL AIR FORCE FIGHTER PILOT DURING THE LAST WAR. AND ANOTHER PRIME MINISTER FROM AFRICA, MR. TSHOMBE OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC, FLEW IN FROM BRUSSELS.

    AMONG THE LAST OF THE ROYAL MOURNERS WAS QUEEN JULIANA OF THE NETHERLANDS, ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND PRINCE BERNHARD. THEY FLEW INTO NORTHOLT AIRPORT.

    ANOTHER ARRIVAL AT NORTHOLT TONIGHT WAS BRITAIN'S PRINCE CHARLES. HE'D FLOWN FROM ABERDEEN. THE SNOW SWIRLED AROUND HIM AS HE WALKED ACROSS THE TARMAC.

    DR. ERHARD, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, ALSO CAME TO HONOUR THE MAN WHO PROCLAIMED "IN VICTORY, MAGNANIMITY". HE PAID HIS RESPECTS AT THE CATAFALQUE IN WESTMINSTER HALL THIS EVENING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49JHS01GN4PU9JJCOVNTKC2P5
    Media URN:
    VLVA49JHS01GN4PU9JJCOVNTKC2P5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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