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Editorial Note on Marshall’s “Small” Problems
COMPETING with the great military and political issues for Marshall’s attention were dozens of smaller problems. Some of these about this time include the Brazilian ambassador’s desire to purchase a jeep, T. V. Soong’s request that a token shipment of rice be made to Hankow for its potential psychological effect on the local population of this famine-plagued region, a medical missionary’s daughter’s need for cash to purchase passage to the United States, and Claire Chennault’s involvement in a projected airline to move urgent U.N.R.R.A. supplies in China. The following document concerns one of these “small” problems.
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 5, “The Finest Soldier,” January 1, 1945-January 7, 1947 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003), p. 536.