“I have no doubt whatsoever that the lamppost is correctly identified in my presentation. I confirmed as much with Mr. Allman before my presentation, and he was also in the audience during the presentation.”
The dispute concerns the timing of the gunfire in Dealey Plaza. Holland argues the first gunshot was fired from the 6th floor of the Texas Schoolbook Depository Building by Lee Oswald before Abraham Zapruder started filming the presidential motorcade. Holland suggests that the shot was deflected by a lamppost and hit a sidewalk curb, sending a chunk of concrete into the face of bystander James Tague, wounding him slightly.
Holland’s “11 seconds In Dallas” thesis is a significant revision of the Warren Commission’s account of the crime. It is also an effort to deal with two of the weaker points of the Warren Commission’s account: the sequence of the shots (which the Commission said it could not establish) and how Tague came to be wounded.