This historic archive footage highlights the funeral of legendary British icon Sir Winston Churchill (U.K. Prime Minister 1940-1945 & 1951-1955.) Watch as his funeral procession made of everyone from the Royal family to foreign dignitaries, such as President Charles de Gaulle, made their way through the streets of London to St. Paul's Cathedral as the world mourned.
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This item is in colour.
Title reads: "World in Remembrance".
Intertitle reads: "With splendour befitting one of mankind's greatest, Britain lays to rest Sir Winston Churchill".
Funeral of Winston Churchill, London.
L/S of Westminster and the River Thames. C/U Big Ben. Various shots funeral procession leaving Westminster Hall where coffin has laid in state. Sailors of Royal Navy draw the gun carriage bearing coffin. C/U gun carriage and coffin draped in Union Jack flag. Various shots military procession following coffin: army band, soldiers and sailors with rifles pointing downwards and Royal Horseguards. Churchill's orders and decorations are carried on cushions. M/S Nelson's column.
The procession reaches St. Paul's Cathedral. We see the Archbishop of Canterbury, followed by Cardinal Heenan entering St. Paul's. Various shots international statesmen and royalty arriving at St. Paul's: Ray Gunter (Minister of Labour), Soviet Marshall Koniev, President Charles de Gaulle, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Prince Bernhard. British Royal family arrive; Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon, Duke and Duchess of Kent and Princess Marina. The Lord Mayor of London welcomes Queen Elizabeth II, Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and Prince Charles (Prince of Wales). L/S of pall bearers: Harold Macmillan, Sir Robert Menzies, Lord Normanbrook, Field Marshal Gerald Templer, Lord Bridges, Lord Ismay, Field Marshal Viscount Slim, Viscount Portal of Hungerford, Earl of Avon, Earl Attlee (Clement Attlee), Field Marshal Earl Alexander, Earl Mountbatten.
Various shots cortege entering St. Paul's followed by members of Churchill's family. Various shots coffin being carried up aisle, cathedral is packed with mourners. Coffin remains on plinth while congregation sing "Glory, Glory, Hallelujah". Various shots coffin being carried out of cathedral. Various shots of dignitaries present; including President Charles de Gaulle, Prime Minister Harold Wilson, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, King Baudouin of Belgium.
L/S of Tower Bridge, cannons in foreground fire 19 gun salute. Various shots London Survey Launch "Havengore" taking coffin towards festival pier. Wharf cranes in London docks dip as launch passes, fleet of fighter planes fly overhead. L/S of Westminster and River Thames.
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