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Douglas MacArthur Interview Details January 3, 1961
Summary of Topics Covered:
As MacArthur did not want a recorded interview, Dr. Pogue gives a summary of his notes and his impression of MacArthur and his demeanor. MacArthur denies any feud with Marshall and describes Marshall’s assignment to Illinois. He explains the deployment of National Guard troops to Europe and the campaign in Argonne in WWI at length. He offers a tribute to Patton’s character and touches on politics, his reputation, and his family.
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Forest Pogue recorded audio of this interview. The original tape and a digitized version are available from the George C. Marshall Research Library. Please contact the library to obtain a copy.
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