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Yesterday’s 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill was observed in London. The launch Havengore that carried Churchill’s coffin down the Thames from Tower Pier to Festival Hall Pier recreated the journey, a memorial service was held in Westminster Hall, and a service was held at Westminster Abbey. Events of the day are reported on the BBC, Daily Telegraph, and the Atlantic.

Lincoln Perkins, one of the Grenadiers who carried Churchill’s coffin at the state funeral, tells his story in the Paxman program on the event. A report and clip from the Perkins interview is available at the BBC website.

Among the many commemorations of Churchill is a digital portrait (shown below) created by The Open University that highlights the many different aspects of the former prime minister.

The image is also available at The Open University website.

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