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Memorandum for the President
December 30, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
General Eisenhower sent me a message stating that General Juin is very anxious to pay a visit to the United States for the particular purpose of seeing our industrial set-up in connection with future French rearmament.1
General Juin commanded the French Army in Italy prior to the entry of those troops into South France. His service as a combat commander has been outstanding, and his cooperation with American commanders was perfect. They all like and admire him very much, as I do personally. He is now Chief of Staff of the French Army and is one of our staunchest supporters.
I am informing General Eisenhower that such a visit by General Juin would be most welcome. We will arrange a trip for him to see our industrial set-up and Army facilities.2
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. See Eisenhower’s December 29 message in Papers of DDE, 4: 2385.
2. General Alphonse Juin visited the United States between late April and late May 1945.
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), p. 719.