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A Shared Emotion

On 31st January 1965 The Daily Telegraph published a special edition of it’s new colour supplement The Weekend Telegraph in tribute to Sir Winston Churchill who had died seven days earlier. “Not since the war has there been such a shared emotion,” wrote Laurie Lee in its sixteen pages.

Britain and the world stopped to think of the life and achievements of Churchill on the funeral day. For the press it was a time of industry, as many of the world’s best journalists and photographers watched and waited and recorded in the bitter cold.

For those working for The Weekend Telegraph there were extraordinary challenges and difficulties to overcome, but the colour supplement was printed overnight in the heart of Europe and one million copies made it onto the breakfast tables of the nation the morning after the funeral, an achievement most magazines would find hard to equal today.

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