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Summary of Topics Covered:
Smith tells of his time at Ft. Benning with then Lt. Col. George Marshall and later with Marshall when Smith was Asst. Secretary and eventually Sec. of General Staff. He describes Marshall’s integrity, personality, and character as Army Chief of Staff. Smith discusses at length the procedure of handling papers brought to Gen. Marshall, in particular regarding the reading of the Japanese diplomatic code and MAGIC.
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