National Geographic : 1965 Aug
LOWLY, SLOWLY the body of Sir Winston moves up the broad steps of St. Paul's Ca thedral, "parish church of the British Empire" (above). Inside, it comes to rest in a place of hon or beneath the soaring dome (opposite). And here the mighty of the earth assemble. Representatives of more than 110 nations include six monarchs, five presidents, and fifteen prime ministers. Chief Justice Earl Warren, seen arriving below at cen ter with Ambassador David K. E. Bruce at right and Chief of Protocol Lloyd N. Hand at left, heads the United States delegation. The service begins (following pages). All face the bier, set amid six massive candlesticks used for the funeral of the Duke of Wellington in 1852. The insignia of Sir Winston's Order of the Garter rest on the flag-mantled casket. "Who would true valour see, Let him come hither," sing choir and congregation. The Dean speaks: "Brethren, we are assembled here. .. on the occasion of the burial of a great man who has rendered memorable service to his country and to the cause of freedom...." Strains of America's "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" sound: "Mine eyes have seen the glory...." At the end, a trum pet in the Whispering Gallery peals the heart catching notes of the "Last Post," and a cavalry trumpeter answers with "Reveille."