Maxwell Taylor Interview Details July 16, 1959



Summary of Topics Covered:

General Taylor describes working with Gen. Marshall and his personal Pearl Harbor day. He then describes how Gen. Marshall ran his office as Chief of Staff through his austere manner and being a hard task master. Of particular interest would be Marshalls’ phobia on using a telephone. Taylor discusses the 82d Infantry Division and the post-Postsdam Conference where Marshall tells Patton and Taylor about the atomic bomb. Taylor states Marshall should be known for his global military strategy and as the “father of the modern American Army.”


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