Lost JFK assassination tapes on sale

A long-lost version of Air Force One recordings made after former US President John F Kennedy's assassination, with more than 30 minutes of additional material not in the official version in the US government's archives, has been found and is for sale.

The newly discovered, two-plus hour recording predates a shorter recording formerly thought to be the only surviving version. The Raab Collection, a historic documents dealer in Philadelphia, is selling the reel-to-reel tape for USD 500,000.

The tape comes from the estate of Army Gen Chester "Ted" Clifton Jr, a Kennedy aide who was in the Dallas motorcade when the president was assassinated in 1963.

Clifton died in 1991. The Raab Collection acquired the items after the death of Clifton's wife in 2009.

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