L/S Houses of Parliament / Westminster Palace at dawn. Various shots coffin of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill lying in state in Westminster Hall. Four Royal Navy officers guard the coffin which is draped in a Union Jack flag. We see the watch guard changing.
Various shots of Churchill's birthplace, Blenheim Palace. Various shots inside palace; we see the library, the bedroom where Churchill was born and the summerhouse where he proposed to Clementine Churchill.
L/S St. Paul's Cathedral with Union Jack flag at half-mast in foreground. Various shots of different nations flags flying at half-mast on London embassy buildings. L/S Churchill's house at Hyde Park Gate, people are gathered outside. Various shots man in bowler hat - Edmund Murray, Churchill's personal detective. Various C/Us mourners outside house; tramps, businessmen, Chinese couple, Asian man in a turban, elderly women weeping.
Various shots Westminster Abbey. Various shots interior, including Statesmen's Corner. Various shots Bladon, country village near Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Various shots church and churchyard where Churchill will be buried near his parents, a bouquet marks spot where the grave will be.
Various shots enormously long queues outside Westminster Hall, stretching along banks of River Thames. Various C/Us characters in queue. Various shots people filing past coffin lying in state. FILM ID:1788.07
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