Flying north from his winter home in Nice, Sir Winston Churchill - the elder statesman of the world - arrived in Paris on November 5 to the now familiar welcome of officials and photographers.
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Background: Flying north from his winter home in Nice, Sir Winston Churchill - the elder statesman of the world - arrived in Paris on November 5 to the now familiar welcome of officials and photographers.
Beaving the cold winter winds that sweep through the long straight streets of the French capital, Sir Winston arrived at Le Bourget on a journey that ended November 6 with the award to the British war-time leader of the highest award in France - the Cross of Liberation.
Instituted by Free French leaders during the darkest days of the war, the award has been bestowed on Sir Winston by the French People as a mark of their sincere appreciation of his efforts towards the liberation of their country.
The actual ceremony - watched by millions over the tremendously successful Eurovision TV link - was performed by the man who stood alongside Sir Winston during the darkest days of the war, General Charles De Gaulle.
Among those at the airport to greet the former British Prime Minister was the British Ambassador to Paris, Sir Gladwyn Jebb.