In 1951, Time magazine declared Churchill to be the person of the half-century. In 2002, in a BBC poll he was voted the Greatest Briton of all time. He lived one of the most remarkable lives ever lived; in any century.
From his birth in 1874 to his death 1965, Winston Churchill took part in most of the most important happenings of the first half of the 20th century. View a timeline of the major events of his life.
This coloured presentation of Churchill's funeral is narrated by one of the wartime leader's former bodyguards, Inspector Walter Thompson. It's worth watching all the way to the end, and the poignant site of the myriad cranes along the Thames being lowered in his honour.