The un­usual sus­pects

History Revealed - - FROM THE EDITOR - Paul McGuin­ness Edi­tor

Ever since that fate­ful day in Dal­las, many peo­ple have in­sisted that a con­spir­acy was be­hind the death of

JFK. On the flight back to Wash­ing­ton, the pres­i­dent’s sec­re­tary, Eve­lyn Lin­coln, drew up a list of po­ten­tial sus­pects; it wasn’t a short list. At the top, she wrote “Lyn­don”, re­fer­ring to Vice-Pres­i­dent John­son, be­fore adding Nixon, com­mu­nists and the CIA, among oth­ers. Fast for­ward 54 years, and the re­lease of some 30,000 doc­u­ments re­lat­ing to the as­sas­si­na­tion came and went in a brief me­dia storm. But what did the new doc­u­ments tell us? Are we any closer to know­ing the truth be­hind the

crime of the cen­tury? We ex­am­ine the facts from page 28. Be­fore I let you get stuck into the is­sue, I’d like to point you at our re­cently launched photo fea­ture, Post­cards from the Past ( p90 . Hope­fully these de­light­ful im­ages will in­spire you to see what pieces of his­tory you can find when you’re out and about. Don’t for­get to send us your pic­tures – we’ll be pub­lish­ing some of our favourites in com­ing is­sues. And be sure to fol­low us on In­sta­gram @His­to­ryRevMag for more great pic­tures from the past.

On­look­ers cap­tured the mo­ment Pres­i­dent Kennedy was shot dead in Dal­las

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