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Admiral Lord Mountbatten Interview Details May 4, 1961
Summary of Topics Covered:
Mountbatten describes his first meeting with Marshall in London 1942. Discussion then turns to the need for improved landing craft. He states he and Marshall invented the first integrated Anglo-American inter-service in history and why he wanted Lucian Truscott to command a division. Discusses how he was surprised about the offer of Churchill to be Supreme Allied Commander at Quebec Conf.’43. He also tells of visiting GA with Marshall and meeting some of the more important generals. He discusses briefly his concern that Stilwell had too many responsibilities for one person to manage.
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