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This TV footage of JFK's 1963 Dublin motorcade on O'Connell Street shows

the standard flatbed truck with still and film photographers

preceding the presidential limousine, motorcycle policeman

riding en masse before the limousine and flanking the limo on

both sides, etc. In Dallas, as we know, the motorcycle cops

were removed from the sides of the limo by the Secret Service,

and the flatbed truck was removed from the motorcade at

Love Field by Secret Service Agent Roger Warner. https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1722-john-f-kennedy/391584-president-kennedy-motorcade-through-dublin-city/?fbclid=IwAR3hTRdpZe_WK83jQYIVjZO7o9DCXB2o91Eo--kNpLDpxNezOY3JRT_CY98

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21 hours ago, Joseph McBride said:

This TV footage of JFK's 1963 Dublin motorcade on O'Connell Street shows

the standard flatbed truck with still and film photographers

preceding the presidential limousine, motorcycle policeman

riding en masse before the limousine and flanking the limo on

both sides, etc. In Dallas, as we know, the motorcycle cops

were removed from the sides of the limo by the Secret Service,

and the flatbed truck was removed from the motorcade at

Love Field by Secret Service Agent Roger Warner. https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1722-john-f-kennedy/391584-president-kennedy-motorcade-through-dublin-city/?fbclid=IwAR3hTRdpZe_WK83jQYIVjZO7o9DCXB2o91Eo--kNpLDpxNezOY3JRT_CY98

See my Facebook Ireland photo album, my You Tube channel and my third book for other segments of the Ireland trip: agents rode on the limousine and the bubbletop was used at times, as well. Building rooftops were guarded, as well.

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2 hours ago, Vince Palamara said:

See my Facebook Ireland photo album, my You Tube channel and my third book for other segments of the Ireland trip: agents rode on the limousine and the bubbletop was used at times, as well. Building rooftops were guarded, as well.

Did the SS fear the Order of the Orange in Ireland, but let Greer stop the limo in Dealy Plaza?

 

On 12/11/2020 at 9:23 PM, Joseph McBride said:

This TV footage of JFK's 1963 Dublin motorcade on O'Connell Street shows

the standard flatbed truck with still and film photographers

preceding the presidential limousine, motorcycle policeman

riding en masse before the limousine and flanking the limo on

both sides, etc. In Dallas, as we know, the motorcycle cops

were removed from the sides of the limo by the Secret Service,

and the flatbed truck was removed from the motorcade at

Love Field by Secret Service Agent Roger Warner. https://www.rte.ie/archives/exhibitions/1722-john-f-kennedy/391584-president-kennedy-motorcade-through-dublin-city/?fbclid=IwAR3hTRdpZe_WK83jQYIVjZO7o9DCXB2o91Eo--kNpLDpxNezOY3JRT_CY98

Re reading Vince's  portion on Warner in Survivor's Guilt.  "went on to have a long career in the CIA".

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Vince, thank you again for the major work you have done on

the Secret Service aspects of the plot, some of the most

important and illuminating research on the case. BTW,

the RTE did a wonderful documentary on JFK's Irish trip, JOHN F. KENNEDY

IN THE ISLAND OF DREAMS, released in the US on VHS as JFK IN IRELAND.

My Irish wife, Dr. Ruth O'Hara, at age two years and ten months in June 1963, was upset her parents

didn't take her with them to the Dublin motorcade, so she insisted they drive

to Galway so they could see him in Eyre Square on June 29. He gave a memorable

speech there. She thought he was an imposter because she had

only seen him on black-and-white TV, and the man she saw speaking

had auburn hair.  It is haunting that he said in his speech, "So I must say that though other days may not be so bright as we look toward the future, that the brightest days will continue to be those in which we visited you here in Ireland."  I've visited Eyre Square a couple of times to see the site of the speech. The home of Nora Barnacle (James Joyce's wife) is nearby, as is the Spanish Arch.

 

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On 12/13/2020 at 1:43 AM, Joseph McBride said:

Vince, thank you again for the major work you have done on

the Secret Service aspects of the plot, some of the most

important and illuminating research on the case. BTW,

the RTE did a wonderful documentary on JFK's Irish trip, JOHN F. KENNEDY

IN THE ISLAND OF DREAMS, released in the US on VHS as JFK IN IRELAND.

My Irish wife, Dr. Ruth O'Hara, at age two years and ten months in June 1963, was upset her parents

didn't take her with them to the Dublin motorcade, so she insisted they drive

to Galway so they could see him in Eyre Square on June 29. He gave a memorable

speech there. She thought he was an imposter because she had

only seen him on black-and-white TV, and the man she saw speaking

had auburn hair.  It is haunting that he said in his speech, "So I must say that though other days may not be so bright as we look toward the future, that the brightest days will continue to be those in which we visited you here in Ireland."  I've visited Eyre Square a couple of times to see the site of the speech. The home of Nora Barnacle (James Joyce's wife) is nearby, as is the Spanish Arch.

 

I'd never seen that footage before. Very moving.

Thanks, Joseph, for posting it.

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On 12/13/2020 at 6:43 AM, Joseph McBride said:

Vince, thank you again for the major work you have done on

the Secret Service aspects of the plot, some of the most

important and illuminating research on the case. BTW,

the RTE did a wonderful documentary on JFK's Irish trip, JOHN F. KENNEDY

IN THE ISLAND OF DREAMS, released in the US on VHS as JFK IN IRELAND.

My Irish wife, Dr. Ruth O'Hara, at age two years and ten months in June 1963, was upset her parents

didn't take her with them to the Dublin motorcade, so she insisted they drive

to Galway so they could see him in Eyre Square on June 29. He gave a memorable

speech there. She thought he was an imposter because she had

only seen him on black-and-white TV, and the man she saw speaking

had auburn hair.  It is haunting that he said in his speech, "So I must say that though other days may not be so bright as we look toward the future, that the brightest days will continue to be those in which we visited you here in Ireland."  I've visited Eyre Square a couple of times to see the site of the speech. The home of Nora Barnacle (James Joyce's wife) is nearby, as is the Spanish Arch.

 

A great watch - Thanks

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On 12/12/2020 at 11:10 PM, Ron Bulman said:

Did the SS fear the Order of the Orange in Ireland, but let Greer stop the limo in Dealy Plaza?

 

Re reading Vince's  portion on Warner in Survivor's Guilt.  "went on to have a long career in the CIA".

I have more to say about this in my upcoming book.

Yes- Warner was in the CIA for quite a while!

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