Following his death Sir Winston's body lay in state in Westminster Hall for three days - an honour not accorded any English statesman since Gladstone in 1898.
After a funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral he was buried in Bladon, not far from his birthplace at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
Now I must point out that I am a retired history teacher and I consider Winston Churchill to be perhaps the greatest politician of the century.
So, I clearly have a bias and predisposition towards liking the movie...especially if it's done well. Maybe not, as the average movie-goer (especially teens) might not enjoy this or care a lick about the film.
But Churchill, although regarded as a superb wartime leader, was regarded less favourably in peacetime and in the general election which followed in July 1945 he was heavily defeated.
A Labour government, led by Clement Attlee, took the reins of power until 1951 when Winston Churchill once again became prime minister at the age of 77.
CHURCHILL'S description of the Royal Navy is included in the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as having appeared in the book, Former Navy Person, by Sir Peter Gretton.
The Oxford Dictionary suggests that Churchill's phrase should be compared with naval phrases dating from the 19th century - 'Rum, bum and bacca' and 'Ashore, it's wine, women and song, aboard it's rum, bum and concertina'.
The news was announced in a statement from Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
On Sunday November 24 2002, Winston Churchill was named the greatest Briton of all time in a nationwide poll which attracted well over a million votes.