International Crime

Cambridge News 'received anonymous JFK assassination tip-off'

This post was originally published on this site

A British local newspaper received an anonymous call about “some big news” in the US, shortly before President John F Kennedy was assassinated, according to documents.

A memo dated 26 November 1963 said the call was made to the Cambridge News at 18:05 GMT on 22 November 1963.

This was 25 minutes before Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.

A copy of the memo was released by the National Archives in the US in July, but had gone unreported.

It was revealed again when the latest batch of documents relating to the assassination were released on Thursday.

President Kennedy was shot as he rode in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 Central Standard Time, which is six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

‘Sound and loyal’

The document, from the deputy director of the FBI, James Angleton, to the director, J Edgar Hoover, said the British Security Service (MI5) had reported that the call was made to the senior reporter of the newspaper.

The memo read: “The caller said only that the Cambridge News reporter should call the American Embassy in London for some big news and then hung up.

“After the word of the President’s death was received the reporter informed the Cambridge police of the anonymous call and the police informed MI5.

“The important point is that the call was made, according to MI5 calculations, about 25 minutes before the President was shot.

“The Cambridge reporter had never received a call of this kind before, and MI5 state that he is known to them as a sound and loyal person with no security record.”

The memo added that similar anonymous phone calls “of a strangely coincidental nature” had been received by people in the UK over the past year, “particularly in connection with the case of Dr Ward” – potentially a reference to Dr Stephen Ward, one of the central figures in the Profumo affair.

Related Posts

  1. My wife and i got so thankful Peter could do his homework by way of the ideas he received while using the blog. It’s not at all simplistic just to possibly be offering information which often others might have been selling. And we all do know we have the blog owner to appreciate because of that. Those illustrations you’ve made, the straightforward website navigation, the relationships you will assist to engender – it’s got most excellent, and it’s letting our son in addition to us do think this idea is excellent, which is really important. Thank you for the whole thing!

  2. Hi just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  3. you’re really a good webmaster. The website loading speed is incredible. It seems that you are doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you have done a great job on this topic!

  4. My husband and i were so more than happy Emmanuel managed to conclude his research by way of the ideas he received through the blog. It is now and again perplexing to just happen to be giving freely key points which often some other people might have been selling. And we all do know we’ve got the website owner to be grateful to for that. The entire explanations you made, the simple website menu, the relationships you can give support to engender – it is many superb, and it’s leading our son and the family feel that this idea is thrilling, and that is tremendously fundamental. Thanks for the whole lot!

  5. hello there and thank you for your info – I’ve certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise some technical issues using this web site, since I experienced to reload the website lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content. Ensure that you update this again very soon..

  6. I have read a few good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a excellent informative website.

  7. Great blog! Do you have any helpful hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Cheers!

  8. It is really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.