Churchill: The Nation’s Farewell

On the night of the 29th of December 1940, German bombers struck London with a vengeance. At these darkest of hours Britain’s   Prime Minister recognised the huge importance of saving one building, ordering at once that at all cost St. Paul’s cathedral must be saved. As fire crews fought the flames all around a photographer grabbed his camera, took the shot and happened to capture a front page photograph which many think sums up the spirit of the county they live in.

A quarter of a century later Sir. Winston Churchill was back in St. Paul’s at the centre of a magnificent funeral ceremony, no one who saw it has ever forgotten the farewell the nation had given him. This film explores the life of Churchill and how the nation worshiped him.

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