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JFK Assassination: What Happened in the Trauma Room

To mark the anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the BBC showed several previously broadcasted documentaries that all supported the "lone gunman theory" and completely ignored any evidence that has been revealed over the last few years. Channel 4 broadcast a documentary entitled, Kennedy, Sinatra and the Mafia, suggesting that organised crime was involved in the assassination. However, the good news was that Channel 5, showed Barbara Shearer's, JFK Assassination: What Happened in the Trauma Room, on Sunday 19th November. The mainstream media mainly ignored the documentary, but an interesting review did appear by Tom Carter on the Socialist World Wide Web.


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John Simkin

In September, 1997, Spartacus Educational founder and managing director John Simkin became the first educational publisher in Britain to establish a website that was willing to provide teachers and students with free educational materials.

According to a survey carried out by the Fischer Trust, Spartacus Educational is one of the top three websites used by history teachers and students in Britain (the other two are BBC History and the Public Record Office’s Learning Curve). The Spartacus Educational website currently gets up to 7 million page impressions a month and 3 million unique visitors.

As well as running the Spartacus Educational website John Simkin has also produced material for the Electronic Telegraph, the European Virtual School and the Guardian's educational website, Learn. He was also a member of the European History E-Learning Project (E-Help), a project to encourage and improve use of ICT and the internet in classrooms across the continent.

We have published six e-books, Charles Dickens: A Biography (October, 2012), First World War Encyclopedia (October, 2012), Assassination of John F. Kennedy Encyclopedia (November, 2012), Gandhi: A Biography (December, 2012), The Spanish Civil War (December, 2012) and The American Civil War (December, 2012). He also contributed an article to the recently published book, Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning in History (December, 2012).

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