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Memorandum for General Miles1
January 10, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]
What do you think of bringing our Attaché in Berlin home to talk things over?2
Have you heard anything at all from our people with the Army of the Nile?3
Has the matter of industrial plant security shaped up as it should?
Do you think combat intelligence is being pressed along the right lines with the troops? In this replacement center business, what do you think of having a small group in one of these camps devoted to combat intelligence?
Is there someone in your office who is looking for every opportunity for me to do the courteous, thoughtful thing with relation to these Latin American officials, either in town or in their own countries?
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Brigadier General Sherman Miles had been acting assistant chief of staff, G-2, since May, 1940.
2. Colonel Bernard R. Peyton (U.S.N.A., 1910) had been military attaché in Germany since September 12, 1939.
3. The British Army of the Nile had launched an attack on the Italian forces in Libya in early December 1940. On January 5, 1941, the port of Bardia had fallen, and the British moved westward toward Tobruk. Major Bonner Frank Fellers (U.S.M.A., 1918) was the chief United States Army attaché with the British forces in the Middle East.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr. (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981– ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 385.