It was the day an entire nation was watching, re-created 50 years later.
Britain has commemorated the state funeral of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill by retracing the actual journey of the funeral.
Prime Minister David Cameron described Churchill as a ‘great Briton’ who should never be forgotten, and laid a wreath in his honor.
Churchill’s family stood aboard the merchant vessel Havengore, as it made its way down the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster as it did in 1965.
According to The Telegraph, “…what may come as a surprise is that he was a strong admirer of Islam and the culture of the Orient — such was his regard for the Muslim faith that relatives feared he might convert.
“The revelation comes with the discovery of a letter to Churchill from his future sister-in-law, Lady Gwendoline Bertie, written in August 1907, in which she urges him to rein in his enthusiasm.”