• Short Summary

    WHEN THE GREAT MAN'S DEATH FINALLY CAME, IT CLOUDED EVEN MORE, A COLD WET WINTER'S EARLY MORNING ON LONDON...

  • Description

    WHEN THE GREAT MAN'S DEATH FINALLY CAME, IT CLOUDED EVEN MORE, A COLD WET WINTER'S EARLY MORNING ON LONDON...THE FEW REPORTERS AND CAMERAMEN WHO MAINTAINED THEIR ALL NIGHT VIGIL OUTSIDE HYDE PARK GATE, WERE SOON JOINED BY COLLEAGUES WHO'D SPENT THE NIGHT OFF-WATCH IN NEARBY HOTELS. THEN AS THE SORROWFUL NEWS SPREAD ROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGH THE CITY, ORDINARY PEOPLE CAME TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS. THEY GATHERED OUTSIDE THE LATE LIONHEART'S HOME, WHICH FOR THE PAST 10 DAYS HAS BEEN THE FOCUS OF THE FEARS AND FRAGILE HOPES OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

    SIR WINSTON DIED 70 YEARS TO THE DAY AFTER THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER, LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, A PARLIAMENTARIAN WHO ALSO LEFT A MARK ON HIS ERA. BUT SIR WINSTON'S MARK IS INDELIBLE - IT WILL LIVE AS LONG AS FREEDOM ITSELF, AND SO LONG AS COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP ARE QUALITIES TO BE ADMIRED.

    WORLD LEADERS - ROYALTY, PRESIDENTS AND PRIME MINISTERS - WILL COME TO LONDON FOR HIS FUNERAL NEXT SATURDAY...A STATE FUNERAL, THE ULTIMATE HONOUR FOR THE MAN WHO IN HIS LIFETIME REJECTED MANY STATE HONOURS SO HE COULD REMAIN TO THE VERY END OF HIS LIFE, A MAN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA95F09P4YLL7TPNMV731YCK7KR
    Media URN:
    VLVA95F09P4YLL7TPNMV731YCK7KR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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