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The Last Englishman is Laid Low

NRM tribute to a great man

National Railway Museum blog

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood.

At 7am on 24 January 1965, Sir Winston Churchill’s immediate family gathered around the great man’s death bed, and by 8am the BBC had broadcast the news of his death to a waiting world. The effect on the world’s media was electric; however, the reaction of government officials was a model of calm efficiency.

It fell to the ‘modernising’ Harold Wilson to lead the nation in official morning for the loss of a giant from what must already have seemed like another age. It fell to the ‘modernising’ Harold Wilson to lead the nation in official morning for the loss of a giant from what must already have seemed like another age.

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