Robert Kennedy's Funeral Train

In June 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was gunned down during his campaign for the American presidency. Amid the nationwide mourning that followed, his funeral train travelled from New York to Washington with huge crowds lining the tracks. Witness speaks to Kennedy's former press secretary and to his former bodyguard. This programme was first broadcast last year.

PHOTO: Robert Kennedy in 1968 (US National Archive/Getty Images)

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Fri 7 Jun 2013 07:50 GMT

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