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Statement by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on the character of President Kennedy, 22 November 1963
(Catalogue ref: PREM 11/4582)
PREM 11/4582; statement by Macmillan on Kennedy, 1963


  1. What phrases would you use to describe the tone of this statement?

  2. According to Macmillan, what did people around the world think of Kennedy?

  3. Does the fact that this source gives only a positive view of the president mean that it is not very useful evidence to historians?