• Short Summary

    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS STILL LYING IN A COMA AT HIS HOME IN LONDON. HIS?

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    SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL IS STILL LYING IN A COMA AT HIS HOME IN LONDON. HIS CONDITION DETERIORATED LAST NIGHT (MONDAY), AND TONIGHT'S BULLETIN SAID THERE HAD BEEN "NO APPRECIABLE" CHANGE DURING THE DAY. MEANWHILE, THE STREAM OF VISITORS TO HIS HOME GOES ON. AND BRITAIN'S PARLIAMENT -- SCENE OF MANY CHURCHILL TRIUMPHS -- REASSEMBLED TODAY (TUESDAY) WITH PRAYERS FOR THE 90 YEAR-OLD STATESMAN.

    AS WELL AS VISITORS, THERE WAS ALSO A CEASELESS FLOW OF MESSAGES AND FLOWERS. MANY OF SIR WINSTON'S FAMILY HAVE MADE SEVERAL CALLS.

    LADY CHURCHILL'S DRIVE WAS THE FIRST TIME SHE HAD BEEN OUTSIDE THE HOME SINCE SATURDAY -- WHEN SHE ALSO WENT FOR A DRIVE. TONIGHT, ALL CAMERAMEN -- INCLUDING THE VISNEWS CREW -- AND REPORTERS WITHDREW FROM OUTSIDE THE HOME FOLLOWING A REQUEST FROM LADY CHURCHILL. SHE THANKED THEM ALL FOR THEIR KINDNESS AND RESTRAINT, BUT SAID THEIR NUMBERS HAD GROWN TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT THE INEVITABLE DISTURBANCE HAD BECOME A STRAIN.

    LORD AVOU, WHO AS SIR ANTHONY EDEN SUCCEEDED SIR WINSTON AS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN 1955, OUT SHORT A HOLIDAY IN BARBADOS TO FLY BACK TO LONDON. HIS WIFE IS A NIECE OF SIR WINSTON. THEY SPENT 24 MINUTES INSIDE THE HOME
    A SPECIAL PRAYER WAS SAID FOR SIR WINSTON WHEN PARLIAMENT REASSEMBLED AFTER THE CHRISTMAS RECESS. IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT STATEMENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE NATION'S ANXIETY OVER SIR WINSTON'S HEALTH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CQ212DYGY3AF46GTESQ5FO4R
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CQ212DYGY3AF46GTESQ5FO4R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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