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When advertisements were swept off. the front cover of the magazine and replaced by full colour photographs, the date went down in history. Eight days before, Sir Winston Churchill suffered a cerebral thrombosis following a cold at his home in Hyde Park Gate. On January 23, 1965, the ILN published the first of their regular cover pictures - a photograph of Sir Winston (number 6547, vol. 246) with a cover story simply entitled ‘Churchill: the world waits anxiously’.
The special number of the ILN which appeared on February 6, 1965, devoted 40 pages of pictures and reports to the most detailed record of the lying-in-state and funeral
(Appendix List No. 169). The magazine shows the crowds
of thousands queuing up to offer homage at the lying-in-state in Westminster
Hall; the funeral procession to St. Paul’s Cathedral where the funeral
service was held with the Queen as chief mourner, and the journey by boat
to the Oxfordshire village of Bladon where he was buried, only a mile
away from Blenheim Palace where he was born.