• Short Summary

    MOURNERS QUEUED TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PAY HOMAGE AT THE GRAVE OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.HOUR AFTER?

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    MOURNERS QUEUED TODAY (SUNDAY) TO PAY HOMAGE AT THE GRAVE OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.HOUR AFTER HOUR, THEY FILED SILENTLY PAST THE FLOWER-DECKED GRAVE IN THE BLADON VILLAGE CHURCHYARD.CROWDS HAVE POURED INTO THE OXFORDSHIRE VILLAGE WHERE THE BRITISH STATESMAN WAS PRIVATELY BURIED YESTERDAY AFTER THE SOMBRE SPLENDOUR OF THE STATE FUNERAL IN LONDON.

    THE MOURNERS CAME BY TRAIN, BY CAR, ON FOOT TO VISIT THE NEWEST OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL SHRINES.THERE WERE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD PEOPLE, MR.KISHI, WHO FLEW FROM TOKYO FOR THE FUNERAL, JOINED THE MOURNERS.

    COVERING THE GRAVE WAS A SCARLET AND WHITE CARPET OF WREATHS OF TULIPS, LILIES, CARNATIONS AND RED ROSES.THERE WAS A WREATH WITH A CARD IN QUEEN ELIZABETH'S HANDWRITING: "FROM THE NATION AND COMMONWEALTH IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE.ELIZABETH REGINA." MARSHAL TITO'S WREATH REMEMBERED "A GREAT STATESMAN."
    THE CENTURIES-OLD VILLAGE CHURCHYARD LIES WITHIN SIGHT OF BLENHEIM PALACE, WHERE SIR WINSTON WAS BORN 90 YEARS AGO.AND IN A MEMORIAL SERVICE THIS MORNING AT THE CHURCH, THE VICAR BEGAN WITH THESE WORDS: "LET US HUMBLY OFFER OUR SERVICE TO GOD IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS SERVANT WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL, AND IN THANKSGIVING FOR HIS LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6PYPC36ULZEZ03TW4LC7VTZDE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PYPC36ULZEZ03TW4LC7VTZDE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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