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Lucian Truscott Interview Details March 21, 1959
Summary of Topics Covered:
Truscott describes Gen. Marshall’s character throughout the interview. He discusses Mountbatten’s headquarters and the 1943 cross-channel plan. He reflects on Canal Defense Lights and Darby’s Rangers. Truscott expresses his view of Gen. Patton, discusses the Southern France operation and the French performance in Italy. He closes the interview stating Marshall’s “the outstanding soldier of the war.”
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