On This Day – Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill

On this day in 1965 Sir Winston Churchill, Former Prime Minister and World War Leader, was Buried.

Born in 1874 into a wealthy and famous family, on May 10th, 1940, Winston Churchill became Prime Minister and during the war, he was the most dominant figure in British politics, a role that received huge praise once the war was over.

Churchill died in 1965 and was buried less than one mile from where he was born at Blenheim Palace. For many people, his stubborn refusal to admit defeat or a lost cause during World War Two has given him a reputation few other politicians have ever achieved.

Millions around the world watched the funeral procession at home and abroad as television pictures were beamed from 40 BBC cameras placed along the route.