• Short Summary

    President Kennedy, suffering from a sprained back, was forced to use crutches June when - after completing a four-day Florida holiday - he walked to a United States Air force jet at Palm Beach for his return to Washington.

  • Description

    President Kennedy, suffering from a sprained back, was forced to use crutches June when - after completing a four-day Florida holiday - he walked to a United States Air force jet at Palm Beach for his return to Washington.

    to board the aircraft he rode in the cabin of a hydraulic crane. He thought it would be safer to enter the plane that way than to climb the steps with the aid of crutches.

    On arrival in Washington it was a similar story. A crane again lifted him from the plane to the ground. He then walked on crutches to a helicopter which took him to the White House for his talks with visiting Italian Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani.

    There was speculation in New York June 12 that President Kennedy's back injury may be worse than believed and that a major operation might be necessary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3ELYTA06L6LH0L1NONDDOZX96
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ELYTA06L6LH0L1NONDDOZX96
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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