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    Item covering the assassination and funeral of American President John F. Kennedy. America.

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    Item title reads - President Assassinated.

    Item covering American President John F. Kennedy's assassination and funeral. Dallas and Washington, America (USA).

    C/U President John Fitzgerald Kennedy smiling and waving to crowds from his car. M/S as he walks into a building. C/U President Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline smiling. L/S exterior of the White House. M/S of the Kennedy's on balcony of White House after watching display by the Black Watch. Kennedy's son John Junior shakes hands with Major Wingate Gray, Kennedy's daughter Caroline curtsies and shakes hands with him before climbing back onto her father's knee.

    L/S John and Jackie descending steps from aeroplane at Dallas. They are greeted by Governor John B. Connally and Vice-President Lyndon Johnson. C/U John and Jackie smiling and shaking hands with officials. C/U John smiling. L/S looking towards the motorcade driving through main street in Dallas. A smiling John and Jackie go past camera in the back of the car, pan to back view. M/S of the building from where the shot was fired. M/S police car stopping and detective rushing out. M/S police officer holding gun looking up at building. M/S detectives rushing about. M/S another police officer holding gun looking up at building. M/S as police officers and detectives going into building. M/S police officer standing by holding rifle. M/S more police officers going into building. L/S of the hospital in Dallas where President Kennedy was taken. M/S cars and detectives outside entrance of hospital. M/S detective inspecting the President's car. C/U spray of flowers Mrs Kennedy was holding now on the back seat. M/S police officers talking. M/S as group of girls, shocked by the news, burst out crying. C/U of another woman crying. Various interior shots of the gun used in the shooting carried aloft by detectives. C/U pan detectives leading suspect Lee Harvey Oswald to a room.

    L/S of the bronze coffin being placed into a naval ambulance watched by Jackie and Robert Kennedy. L/S crowd watching. L/S Jackie about to step into the ambulance alongside the casket, her pink dress still stained by the blood. L/S crowds on aerodrome. C/U of the new President Lyndon Baines Johnson speaking of the tragedy (natural sound). Various shots of the ambulance, with military escort, driving up to the White House in the dark. Interior M/S of chandelier, pan down to coffin draped with American flag. L/S officials and military officers filing past. C/U coffin. L/S as coffin is carried along by military personnel and placed on gun carriage before funeral. M/S Jackie, heavily veiled, with Caroline and John Junior, Robert and Edward Kennedy. Peter Lawford and wife Patricia stand behind with other family members. M/S as John Junior walks forward and salutes. High angle shots as cortege moves towards Arlington National Cemetery. L/S horses drawing gun carriage and coffin. Black Watch pipers play lament. Various shots of the gun carriage moving slowly through the cemetery. L/S as the gun carriage comes to a stop and the coffin is taken off. L/S of the procession moving slowly to the graveside.

    L/S foreign personalities, Kings and Queens, together with French President Charles de Gaulle and others watching. Various shots of ceremony over graveside. M/S President Johnson, pan to bearers holding the American flag over the coffin. L/S President Johnson and the bearers, zoom into President de Gaulle with President Lubke of Germany on his right and Haile Selassie on his left, behind Selassie stands Ludwig Erhard of Germany. M/S of the flag bearers folding up the U.S. flag over the coffin. It is passed from one serviceman to another and then received by the Superintendent of the cemetery. L/S as the folded U.S. flag is handed to Jackie Kennedy. L/S Jackie lighting the eternal flame at the foot of the grave. C/U of the eternal flame burning, slow zoom back showing the coffin in the grave. M/S as Jackie and brother-in-law Robert walk away from graveside. Slow zoom in to the eternal flame glowing.


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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:35:00 / 01:26:51:00

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