• Short Summary

    MOURNERS WAITED THROUGHOUT A FROSTY NIGHT TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AS SOON AS THE THREE-DAY LYING-IN-STATE BEGINS TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    MOURNERS WAITED THROUGHOUT A FROSTY NIGHT TO PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL AS SOON AS THE THREE-DAY LYING-IN-STATE BEGINS TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE STATEMAN'S COFFIN, DRAPED WITH BRITAIN'S UNION JACK FLAG, LIES ON A BLACK-SHROUDED CATAFALQUE SET UP IN WESTMINSTER HALL, THE MEDIEVAL "HALL OF KINGS" WITHIN THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS BESIDE THE RIVER THAMES.

    LAST NIGHT ONLY CLOSE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AND A SMALL MILITARY BEARER PARTY ACCOMPANIED THE HEARSE FROM SIR WINSTON'S LONDON HOME, WHERE HE DIED LAST SUNDAY, TO THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER. THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY DR. MICHAEL RAMSAY, THE ANGLICAN PRIMATE, WAS WAITING THERE TO RECEIVE THE COFFIN.

    PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON WILL LEAD MEMBERS OF THE TWO HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, SENIOR GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, IN PROCESSION PAST THE BIER WHEN THE LYING-IN-STATE BEGINS AT 9 A.M. TODAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF0HPW9U4Y4QUPVCAKJPENAIOM
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0HPW9U4Y4QUPVCAKJPENAIOM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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