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Harry S. Truman Interview Details November 14, 1960
Summary of Topics Covered:
Truman reads his handwritten tribute following Marshall’s death in 1959. He discusses the 1941 Truman Committee and recalls contacts with Gen. Marshall during WWII. Truman discusses Marshall’s character, qualities, and explains the necessity of the China mission and Marshall’s selection to go to China. Details of the European Recovery Program needs are discussed. Truman recalls the need to release Gen. MacArthur and his dissatisfaction with Pres. Eisenhower over the Jenner incident in Wisconsin.
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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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