When we buried Winston Churchill, we buried the British nation

After attending Churchill’s funeral, Labour minister Richard Crossman wrote the following in his diary:

What a faded, declining establishment surrounded me. Aged marshals, grey, dreary ladies, decadent Marlboroughs and Churchills. It was a dying congregation gathered there and I am afraid the Labour cabinet didn’t look too distinguished either. It felt like the end of an epoch, possibly even the end of a nation.


Recreating Churchill’s final journey: Barge that carried Sir Winston’s body to state funeral 50 years ago today returns to the Thames as modern leaders pay tribute to their glorious predecessor

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  • John

    Wow! So it’s been fifty years. Was seven, had the mumps and stayed home from school with my dad ( a WWII veteran ) We watched it together on T.V. I can remember his casket floating on that boat in the Thames.

  • DD_Austin

    Britain died a Brain death with Queen Victoria, WSC was Britain’s life support system, he kept the corpse breathing.

    The British “elite” were just as treacherous in the 1920s as in the 2020s

    • DVult

      Sending those millions to be slaughtered in WWI was treachery all around.

    • ntt1

      there were quite a few that brought into fascism and actively supported Oswald Mosely and his blackshirts during the 30s as well. Look at the King Edward scandal and the dark yet to be aired secrets behind his stepping down. It was thought that American ambasador Joe Kennedy was also involved with fascistic sympathizers and was set home in disgrace

      • DD_Austin

        the nazi loving elite of the 20s 30s 40s
        the commie loving elite of the 50s 60s 70s
        the islam loving elite of the 80s 90s …..

        They’re all Moselys all the time one way or another

        • ntt1

          All those groups are totalitarian in nature, maybe the French had the right idea with monsieur Gillotine.

    • FactsWillOut

      She was the one who single-handily destroyed the British Empire.

  • MRHapla

    Crossman: Called It.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Actually, Lady Thatcher kept Britain on life support as Churchill’s heiress. After she stepped down, the country began circling the drain.

    • ceonwulf

      She protected the Paedophiles my friend.