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    THE SHOTS OF THE SNIPER's BULLETS ECHOED ROUND THE WORLD...IN LONDON - THE NEWS OF?

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    THE SHOTS OF THE SNIPER's BULLETS ECHOED ROUND THE WORLD...IN LONDON - THE NEWS OF THE PRESIDENT's MURDER THUNDERED FROM THE PRESSES OF FLEET STREET.

    FOR THE FOURTH TIME IT WAS THE STORY OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT's ASSASSINATION...THE FIRST 98 YEARS AGO, ABRAHAM LINCOLN; THEN JAMES GARFIELD, THE 20TH PRESIDENT; AND WILLIAM McKINLEY, THE 25TH.BOTH FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND HARRY TRUMAN HAD NARROW ESCAPES.(SEE ALSO 9417/63 ASSASSINATIONS AND ATTEMPTS).

    AND WHILE THE NEWS POURED FROM THE PRESS AGENCIES AND PRESS, OTHER WIRES FROM LONDON TO AMERICA SPELT OUT MESSAGES OF SYMPATHY...FROM THE QUEEN TO MRS.KENNEDY, FROM THE NEW PREMIER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME.

    THE NEWS BROUGHT MANY AMERICAN WELL-WISHERS TO THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN GROSVENOR SQUARE WHEN THE NEWS FLASHED THROUGH THE CAPITAL.

    OTHERS GATHERED IN PRAYER AT THE CITY's CATHOLIC SHRINE, WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL, WHILE IN WASHINGTON PREPARATIONS BEGAN FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT ST.MATTHEWS CATHEDRAL ON MONDAY FOR THE FIRST CATHOLIC PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8QJ0VFWLHSWWT4L2670J9S7P6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QJ0VFWLHSWWT4L2670J9S7P6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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