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Chester W. Nimitz Interview Details November 1960
Summary of Topics Covered:
Adm. Nimitz gives his impression of Gen. Marshall when he first met him in 1939 and also describes his character and integrity with understanding why Pres. Truman would have put so much trust in him. He talks about the “talk” regarding US refraining from sending information to Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack and the US personnel not using the scramble telephone to acquaint those in charge in Hawaii and Oahu. He also talks about MacArthur’s promise to the Filipinos that he would return.
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