Until 1 November 2015
The last photograph taken of Sir Winston Churchill, the flag that flew over Washington on the day of his death and a bound book of newspaper cuttings given to his great-grandson are among the objects on display in an exhibition at Churchill’s family home, Chartwell in Kent.
Set in the context of his beloved family home in Westerham, ‘Death of a Hero’ is a moving and emotive look into the reaction to Churchill’s death and the impact the great statesman had on the world.
The exhibition, which has been researched by a team of National Trust staff and volunteers, includes items that have never been on public display before - from personal family mementoes to commemorative gifts.
‘Death of a Hero’, which runs until 1 November 2015, covers Churchill’s passing, the aftermath as the world mourned, the state funeral, his legacy and remembering Churchill.
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