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    MR. JOHN CONNALLY, THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, HAS SPOKEN FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED AT DALLAS,?

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    MR. JOHN CONNALLY, THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS, HAS SPOKEN FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED AT DALLAS, IN TEXAS, OF THE FATEFUL FEW MINUTES OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PROCESSION LAST FRIDAY, DURING WHICH PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED.

    PROPPED UP BY PILLOW, HIS RIGHT ARM IN A PLASTER CAST, HE RECOUNTED, ALMOST TEARFULLY, OF HOW: "A FEW SECONDS OF JOY BECAME A GREAT TRAGEDY."
    MR. CONNALLY SAID THAT HE AND HIS WIFE HAD BEEN SPEAKING TO THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THE WARMTH OF THE RECEPTION FROM THE CROWD, WHEN A SHOT RANG OUT. HE SAID HE HEARD THE PRESIDENT GASP, AND TURNING, SAW THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE SLUMPED OVER THE BACK SEAT.

    A MOMENT LATER HE WAS HIT, AND SIMULTANEOUSLY HEARD MRS. KENNEDY CRY OUT: "OH, MY GOD, THEY'VE KILLED MY HUSBAND. JACK, JACK!"
    GOVERNOR CONNALLY SAID THE LAST THING HE REMEMBERED WAS THE POLICE SHOUTING: "GET OUT OF HERE."
    MRS. NELLIE CONNALLY, WHO SAT AT THE BEDSIDE DURING THE INTERVIEW, HEARD HER HUSBAND SAY: "I WONDER WHY HIS LIFE WAS TAKEN AND MINE SPARED. I THINK THE MAN DID WHAT HE INTENDED -- TO SHOOT BOTH OF US."
    THE DETAILS OF THE ASSASSINATION GIVEN BY GOVERNOR CONNALLY, MAKE IT CLEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT IT WAS THE FIRST AND THIRD SHOTS WHICH STRUCK PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC2RMR9IQVV03EV1GD8SWONM03
    Media URN:
    VLVAC2RMR9IQVV03EV1GD8SWONM03
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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