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The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Winston S. Churchill visits Fulwood and Preston, 27th June 1945

Winston Churchill visits Lancashire, in the closing days of his premiership and the last months of the Second World War.

Non-Fiction 1945 3 mins Silent

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Prime Minister and wartime leader Winston Churchill receives a rousing reception in Lancashire, particularly when addressing a crowd from the balcony of the Harris Free Library in Preston. Filmed shortly before the General Election, when Churchill's Conservatives were swept aside by a surprise Labour landslide, this is a glimpse of a war-weary Britain in the months between V.E. Day and V.J. Day.

The preservation of this film was funded by a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund.