Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's 83 year elder Statesman, left London, yesterday 31st July, in a Viscount airliner for a holiday in the sun-on the Frech Riviera.
G.V. NICE AIRPORT.
S.L.V. MR. CHURCHILL STEPS FROM PLANE.
C.U. SIR WINSTON.
S.V. PAN MAKING FOR HIS CAR.
S.V. ENTERING CAR.
S.V. LIGHTING CIGAR INSIDE HIS CAR.
S.L.V. CAP PULLS AWAY.
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Background: Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's 83 year elder Statesman, left London, yesterday 31st July, in a Viscount airliner for a holiday in the sun-on the Frech Riviera.
Puffing a long cigar, Sir Winston was first of the 57 passengers to go on board. He had driven to the airport in a car flying the flag of the Cinque Ports-an ancient association of maritime towns in Southern England-of which he is Warden.
Two and half hours later, M. Pierre-Jean Moatti, Prefect of the Maritime Alps Department, welcomed Sir Winston on French soil at Nice Airport. It was his first return to the Riviera since the recovered from pneumonia and pleurisy five months ago.
Then he motored to neighbouring Cap D'Ail, stopped to sip champagne on a sun-bathed terrace with the local Mayor. He will be staying there for a month at the holiday villa of Lord Beaverbrook, Churchill's wartime Minister of Aircraft Predictor and of Supply and a close friend.