Operation Hope Not (2)

23rd January 2015 in Archives Centre, Our Collections

In the last blog about documents from the archives on Churchill's funeral, we saw one of the earliest letters about planning for "Operation Hope Not", which dated from 1958.

We have now moved on by about two years, to October 1960. Again, Churchill's secretary Anthony Montague Browne is writing to Lady Churchill, but now plans for the funeral are firming up.

Letter on Churchill's funeral
Reverse of letter on Churchill's funeral
Reverse of letter on Churchill's funeral

Letter from Anthony Montague Browne to Lady Churchill on plans for the funeral. Reference: Churchill Papers, CHUR 1/137/99-101. Reproduced with permission of Curtis Brown on behalf of the Churchill family.

 

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