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Memorandum for the Moral Services Division
January 4, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
When I was staying with the Governor of Ceylon at Colombo, Admiral Sir Geoffrey Layton, he expressed great interest in our special films, the “Prelude to War”, the “Nazi Strikes”, “The Battle of Britain”, and the “Fall of France”, and especially the more recent film, the title of which I have forgotten, which portrays the British people to the American doughboy.1 I wish you would arrange to have these films sent to him with my compliments. If it is necessary to do it on a loan basis, do so.
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. For Marshall’s comments about the “Why We Fight” film series directed by Frank Capra, see Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-381 [3: 411], and #3-421 [3: 449-50]. Marshall was referring to the film Know Your Ally—Britain, produced by Capra in 1943.
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. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), pp. 233-234.