After 43 years, new film surfaced yesterday of the seconds before John Fitzgerald Kennedy was gunned down by a LONE GUNMAN in Dallas. The “George Jefferies” film is remarkably in color and of startling clarity for an early video, including shots of the infamous Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald aimed his fateful shots.

The news is here and more can be read in The Guardian.

This newly-discovered home movie of the fateful Kennedy motorcade was recently donated to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The photographer, George Jefferies, filmed President and Mrs. Kennedy on Main Street at Lamar in downtown Dallas less than 90 seconds before the assassination. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy, can be seen riding on the left rear bumper.

George Jefferies Assassination Film

Previously unreleased footage of John F. Kennedy’s fateful motorcade in Dallas moments before he was gunned down was released on Monday, a surprising new detail in a saga that has gripped the United States for four decades.

The silent 8mm film shows a beaming Jacqueline Kennedy close up in vivid color waving to the crowd.

A group of excited bystanders — women sporting big 1960s hairstyles — waves to the cameraman shortly before the motorcade sweeps past.

The president’s coat is clearly if briefly seen bunched up on his back — a detail that will be scrutinized by conspiracy theorists who see evidence of a plot in, among other things, the fact the bullet wounds on his jacket and body did not appear to match.

The film was donated to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas by amateur photographer George Jefferies and his son-in-law, Wayne Graham. It was released to coincide with the Presidents Day federal holiday.

And here is the famous Zaprauder film of the shot that killed Kennedy. After so many years, it still shudders the body and agonizes the soul. So prepare yourself if you have never seen the assassination of a United States President, the day our nation cried.

JFK Assassination Video
The Zaprauder Film

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