History: On This Day in History in 1965 – Winston Churchill Died

On this day in history in 1965, Winston Churchill died. Here’s a very moving film about his funeral that brings a tear to my eye every time (I dare you not be be moved by the cranes lowering in honor of his funeral boat passing).


  1. avatarAndy says

    I was 12 when that happened. My mum and dad who, having lived through the war years, revered Churchill as a great British hero took us to Westminster where we lined up with thousands on others to file past his coffin as he lay in state. I really didn’t know what it was all about, only that everyone in attendance was very upset by it all. I think we all had a day off school for the state funeral.

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