Kennedy Memorial Service in Derry

Kennedy Memorial Service in Derry

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Location

Derry City, Londonderry

Year

1963

Date

Production 27/11/1963

Length

33sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

A memorial service at St Columb’s in the Waterside, Derry for President John F Kennedy. Naval personnel from the Naval Communications Station present. 

Notes

John F Kennedy: President Kennedy (1917-1963) was assassinated in Dallas in November 1963. He was US President for three years and had close connections to Ireland. He visited Dublin in 1962 and his death was greeted with shock and sorrow all over Ireland.  

 

The US Naval Communications Station was established in Londonderry in 1943 in support of the Allied troops. It remained in operation until 1977. It was based on the site where Foyle College now sits and a memorial to it and those who served can be seen there. 

Credits

An Ulster Television Production

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