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January 24, 2015

Winston Churchill’s funeral 50 years ago gave rise to unprecedented scenes of public mourning - and the conviction that Britain would never be the same again

 

Mourners file past the flag-draped coffin of Sir Winston Churchill  Photo: Hulton/Getty

 

 

The death of Sir Winston Churchill marked the finale of an epoch in British history that had been as glorious as it was long.

 

Churchill’s passing at 8am that Saturday morning – 50 years ago this week – at his home in Hyde Park Gate in London...

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