Secret Service hit piece trying to STILL claim Lee ‘Harvey’ Oswald killed Kennedy
The end of JFK conspiracy theories? Digital technology proves Oswald DID act alone… and reveals grainy image of him standing at window
By Laurie Whitwell
Last updated at 11:55 AM on 19th November 2011
It was over in a few seconds but the assassination of John F Kennedy has generated decades of painstaking, and for some unsatisfying, analysis.
Yet as the 48th anniversary of that tragic event in Dallas nears, a team of historians and retired Secret Service officers has used new technology to categorically confirm in their minds the judgement that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Historian and journalist Max Holland, who has investigated the ‘Where were you?’ moment for years, led a team which digitally enhanced a number of home videos taken on November 22, 1963.
Moments from death: JFK in the car with his wife and Texas Governor John Connally just before Lee Harvey Oswald struck on November 22, 1963
Get down: Jacqueline Kennedy leans over her husband as Secret Service agent Clinton Hill rides on the back of the car
No doubt: Historian Max Holland, pictured, and his team have digitally enhanced video footage from that day to confirm Oswald was the lone gunman
His team studied Abraham Zapruder’s famous footage as well as many other lesser-known films, and brought them all together for the first time to establish a narrative more clear than ever before.
The group will present their findings in documentary ‘JFK: The Lost Bullet’ on the NatGeo channel this Sunday at 9pm ET.
‘I’d say a main thrust of it is to break the stranglehold that the Zapruder film has on our perception of what happened,’ Mr Holland told Fox News.
‘In a sense, we’ve all been ‘Zaprudered’. The film was so graphic, disturbing, mesmerising, that it became more of our perspective on the assassination than even the perspective of the assassin, which should never have happened.’
The team also discovered, in the amateur footage taken that day by Robert Hughes, a shadowy figure moving on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building – a person believed to be Oswald.
Shadowy figure: The team also found footage which showed a person they think is Oswald moving on the sixth floor of Texas School Book Depository building
Reconstruction: As part of the commission into the murder, a photographer took up the C2766 rifle, attached with a camera, to re-enactment the shooting
Also shot to death: Oswald was himself shot and killed, by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, in a corridor of Dallas police headquarters
Oswald was an employee at the Texas Schoolbook Depository, which overlooked the motorcade.
Contemporary investigators found that in March 1963, Oswald, using the alias ‘A. Hidell’, purchased a 6.5mm Carcano Model 91/38 rifle by mail order. It is widely agreed this was the gun which killed JFK.
Mr Holland told Fox News: ‘Our conclusion is that he fired three shots in about 11 seconds, which is almost double the ‘Six Seconds in Dallas’ meme that most people know when they think about the assassination: six seconds, three shots in six seconds.
‘We say three shots in 11 seconds, which is a much easier – for I’d say, someone of Oswald’s skill – effortless task.’
President Kennedy was assassinated as he travelled in an open-top car in a motorcade through Dallas. Texas Governor John Connally was also injured.
Within two hours, Oswald was arrested for the murder of a policeman, then early the next morning he was charged with assassinating the President.
On the morning of November 24, nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald as he was being transferred to the county jail.
There have been numerous conspiracy theories around JFK’s death, with everyone from the American Mafia and the KGB to FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson accused of involvement.
Each and every year hundreds of sceptics flock to the site to discuss the latest developments and pay their respects.
When asked by Fox News if there are any ‘holy grails’ of JFK assassination research still not investigated, Mr Holland cited Oswald’s tax returns, which have never been released.
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