Remembering Winston Churchill | Tributes to a legendary statesman and a wartime hero
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 25 January 1965
DURATION | 4 minutes 11 seconds
As the world comes to terms with the loss of Winston Churchill, 'Tonight' hears from the financier and philanthropist Bernard Baruch, who was described by Churchill as his oldest friend. He recalls his first meeting with Churchill at the Paris Conference after World War I and asserts that nothing was ever dull when Winston was around.
Bernard Baruch (on right of above picture) was born in South Carolina in 1870 and had made a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange before he was 30. He served as a presidential adviser throughout both world wars. During World War II he consulted on economic issues and developed a close friendship with both President Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (left and centre of above picture).
Recollections of the wit and wisdom of Winston Churchill.
A wartime adviser to Churchill, Field Marshal Alanbrooke, discusses his diaries.
Celebrating the life of Winston Churchill.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson and fellow statesmen pay their respects to Churchill.
Churchill's death inspires messages of condolence from world statesmen.
An interview with Churchill's oldest friend.
The life of Winston Churchill in pictures.
London pauses as the state funeral procession begins.
The approach to St Paul's Cathedral and the commencement of the service.
The conclusion of the service and the journey towards Tower Hill.
The final journey of Winston Churchill.
How Churchill's stroke was concealed from the British public.
A retrospective of 'the greatest Briton of the 20th Century'.
Churchill's speech writing methods are recalled by his principal private secretary.
Joan Bakewell meets Churchill's cook.
Donald Norbrook talks with a former private secretary to Churchill.
An interview with Churchill's bodyguard.
Remembering 'the speech that never was'.
A portrait of Sir Winston by his contemporaries.
Robin Day speaks to Anthony Eden about Churchill.
AJP Taylor appraises the successes and failures of Winston Churchill.
Churchill's secretary speaks.
Peter Dimmock shares the latest arrangements for Churchill's funeral.
Richard Dimbleby announced as sole commentator.
The procession route and Order of Service.
Richard Dimbley pays tribute to his producer for the Churchill state funeral broadcast.
Commentator thanks colleague for his letters about Churchill's funeral.
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