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  George Marshall - MSN Encarta
George Marshall (1880-1959), American military commander, army chief of staff during World War II; as secretary of state (1947-49) he played an important role in aiding the postwar economic recovery of Western Europe.
George Catlett Marshall was born on December 31, 1880, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was educated at Virginia Military Institute.
Marshall taught in various army schools and organizations from 1927 to 1936, when he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.
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 George Marshall
Marshall has never developed any reputation at all among film critics; he might as well be completely invisible in histories of American film.
Marshall, and his audiences, have enormous sympathy for most of the characters in the films.
Marshall's talents seem to lie largely in the comic area, and his crime films are less successful.
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 George C. Marshall
Marshall, the soldier, and his military career serve as a comforting reference point for thoughtful officers to guide upon when they feel they are in danger of losing their ethical and professional bearings.
Marshall was a creator not only of America's awesome military power as Army chief of staff in World War II but also of its major foreign and global strategies as a postwar Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense.
Marshall also found the task made more difficult by the fact that he had to accomplish it while Americans were sharply divided over the nature of the nation’s role in that war.
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 George Marshall
George Marshall was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on 31st December, 1880.
Marshall was a strong believer in the CCC and argued that the US Army should fully support this social experiment.
Marshall was promoted to brigadier general in October, 1936, and was given command of the 5th Brigade at Vancouver Barracks in Washington.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAmarshallG.htm   (3089 words)

 George Marshall Summary
Marshall was present at Potsdam in July 1945 and shared in the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
Marshall's unwillingness to side entirely with the Nationalist government was one of the chief criticisms of him later raised by conservative critics.
George C. Marshall was born into a middle-class family in the Pittsburgh suburb of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and was educated at Virginia Military Institute.
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 George Marshall - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
George Catlett Marshall (December 31, 1880 – October 16, 1959), was an American military leader and statesman best remembered for his leadership in the Allied victory in World War II and for his work establishing the post-war reconstruction effort for Europe, which became known as the Marshall Plan.
Marshall wrote the document that would become the central strategy for all Allied operations in Europe, selected Dwight Eisenhower as Supreme Commander in Europe, and designed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy.
Marshall 'retired' in November 1945 and was named Secretary of State in 1947.
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 George C. Marshall biography: Fighting Wars, Planning for Peace — For Parents and Teachers
George Marshall said it was the right decision as ending the war by conventional means would have also been very costly for soldiers and civilians.
Marshall said that he didn’t see a problem because he was so familiar with death that he had a better understanding of why the world should strive to prevent war.
George Marshall spent almost his whole career hoping to command troops on the front lines but he never did because his superiors considered him too valuable doing other things such as planning, training and organizing.
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 George C. Marshall, General of the Army
Marshall was born on December 31, 1880, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
George Catlett Marshall died on October 16, 1959, and he was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.
The members of the Marshall family, who had remained at the chapel entrance while the casket was placed in the hearse, went to their cars, and the small cortege of eight vehicles formed and moved toward the gravesite.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /gcm.htm   (2570 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration
GEORGE CATLETT MARSHALL, (1880-1959), American general of the army, chief of staff, secretary of state, and secretary of defense.
Marshall, therefore, in a speech at Harvard University on June 5, 1947, outlined a plan for economic recovery--a plan that bears his name.
Marshall died on Oct. 16, 1959, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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 George Marshall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George C. Marshall was born into a middle-class family in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
Marshall studied at the Virginia Military Institute (where he was initiated into the Kappa Alpha Order), graduating in 1901.
Marshall resigned from his post of Chief of Staff in 1945 but did not retire as regulations stipulate that Generals of the Army remain on active duty for life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Marshall   (1475 words)

 Heroes of History Lecture: George Marshall, An American for All Seasons
In 1897, Marshall went to the Virginia Military Institute, the redoubtable old Virginia school that believed in using military means to educate productive civilian citizens, men--it was all male in those days--who would be prepared to answer their country's call as citizen soldiers during wartime.
Marshall, in fact, would remain a lieutenant for fourteen years, which was standard for his generation, and, much later, a lieutenant colonel for eleven.
However, Marshall had made himself literally indispensable to the president and to the country as head of the army-not of its largest invading force abroad, but in Washington as head of the army's 8.3 millions of men and women in uniform.
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 General George C. Marshall and the Atomic Bombing of Japan
Marshall's main task in 1945 was to prepare for a possible invasion of mainland Japan, scheduled to begin that year on Nov. 1st.
He recalled, "General Marshall stated that from the point of view of the postwar safety of the nation he would have to argue against the use of the bomb in World War II, at least if its existence could be kept secret.
Though the a-bomb might not end the war quickly, Marshall felt the atomic bomb could be useful in his primary area of responsibility, the proposed invasion of the Japanese mainland.
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 Teaching Packet
It was Marshall who selected the officer corps and it was Marshall who played a leading role in planning military operations on a global scale.
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the National Portrait Gallery and the George C. Marshall Foundation have produced this exhibition, remembering Marshall and the leaders with whom he helped shape history for much of the twentieth century.
George Marshall was the first soldier to be awarded this prize.
www.trumanlibrary.org /marshall/teach.htm   (1111 words)

 General George C. Marshall in World War II
General Marshall turned down this offer because he felt he was needed in Washington, and a change of command at the last moment simply for his reputation and ego was not appropriate.
Marshall returned to Washington to become head of the War Department's War Plans Division and then deputy chief of staff (1938-39), prior to being selected by Franklin D. Roosevelt to be army chief of staff (1939-45).
Marshall died at Walter Reed Hospital on October 16, 1959, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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 George C. Marshall biography: Fighting Wars, Planning for Peace — About the Book
Marshall prided himself on his lack of emotion and, unlike his protégé, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Marshall never had any desire to be president—though others lobbied him to be a candidate.
Later, Marshall served as Secretary of State during the Berlin Airlift and then served as Secretary of Defense during the Korean War.
It was all quite a lot for a boy who was a mediocre student, and whose brother feared he would disgrace the family name when he went away to military school.
www.georgecmarshall.us   (309 words)

 George C. Marshall - Biography
Marshall's father owned a prosperous coal business in Pennsylvania, but the boy, deciding to become a soldier, enrolled at the Virginia Military Institute from which he was graduated in 1901 as senior first captain of the Corps of Cadets.
In July, 1938, Marshall accepted a post with the General Staff in Washington, D. C., and in September, 1939, was named chief of staff, with the rank of general, by President Roosevelt.
Marshall, George C., The Winning of the War in Europe and the Pacific: Biennial Report of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, July 1, 1943, to June 30, 1945, to the Secretary of War.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1953/marshall-bio.html   (708 words)

 Marshall Plan Speech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
George Catlett Marshall was born in Pennsylvania on 31 December 1880.
The mandate of the OEEC was to continue work on a joint recovery programme and in particular to supervise the distribution of aid.
General Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his role as architect and advocate of the Marshall Plan.
www.oecd.org /document/10/0,2340,en_2649_201185_1876938_1_1_1_1,00.html   (1549 words)

 General George C. Marshall House
Marshall is perhaps best known as the architect of the post-World War II 1947 European Recovery Program, known as the Marshall Plan, which launched the restoration of Europe's economy.
Marshall bought it for $16,000--it was the first home he and his wife ever owned--and named it for the Greek oracle, Dodona, who spoke from the top of the kind of oak trees that proliferate on the 3.92-acre estate.
General Marshall's favorite pastime was being an in-town gentleman farmer, tending to a large vegetable plot and flower garden.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/journey/gen.htm   (395 words)

 Saving Private Ryan: General George C. Marshall
George Catlett Marshall was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania on December 31, 1880.
Marshall died on October 16, 1959 and was buried in Arlingon National Cemetery.
Marshall reads a letter that had been sent to Lydia Bixby by President Lincoln concerning the loss of her sons during war, and orders that Private Ryan be found and returned home.
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 Marshall Football - Dedication
This Marshall Football web site is dedicated to the memory of General George C. Marshall, and the integrity, excellence, achievement, and service to country that marked his life.
Leonard Mosley writes the following story: Katherine Marshall, who accompanied her husband to King George's funeral, was not well, and she had to leave the proceedings early and return to her hotel escorted by a royal gentleman-in-waiting.
Marshall's escort asked if the street could be opened to let the wife of the head of the U. Delegation through, he was told sternly by the band director, absolutely not.
www.marshallfootball.org /marshall-dedication.html   (1177 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Senator Josephy McCarthy: The History of George Catlett Marshall, 1951
It was Marshall, who, amid the din for a "second front now" from every voice of Soviet inspiration, sought to compel the British to invade across the Channel in the fall of 1942 upon penalty of our quitting the war in Europe.
It was Marshall who, upon returning from a diplomatic defeat for the United States at Moscow, besought the reinstatement of forty millions in lend-lease for Russia.
It is Marshall's strategy for Korea which has turned that war into a pointless slaughter, reversing the dictum of Von Clausewitz and every military theorist since him that the object of a war is not merely to kill but to impose your will on the enemy.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1951mccarthy-marshall.html   (1728 words)

 Dodona Manor, the Leesburg home of General George Marshall
When George (Marshall)'s plane came in he went directly to the Pentagon Building, but he promised me if he could get off in time we would go to Leesburg, which we did...Having just come from war-torn Europe, George gave a sigh of contentment...
Built in the first half of the 19th century, the house and the surrounding four acres are tangible reminders of a way of life that is rapidly disappearing in what is the third fastest growing county in the nation.
The eighteen years of Marshall ownership and residency, 1941 to 1959, parallel the prolific and remarkable career of one of the most significant and influential individuals of the 20th century...more on Dodona Manor...
georgecmarshall.org /index.html   (276 words)

 Military.com Content
Marshall finished out the war as Gen. John Pershing's aide-de-camp, and served in a variety of locales and in positions of increasing importance until his appointment as Army chief of staff in 1939.
His 1943 summary of military operations was written without a single use of the first-person pronoun, and his was said to be the one voice President Franklin Roosevelt turned to for edification rather than affirmation.
Marshall also had a vital role in the creation of NATO, and served as secretary of defense from 1950-1951.
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 TIME Person of the Year: A Photo History, George Marshall
George Marshall was named TIME's Man of the Year in 1943 and 1947
Credited with reorganizing the American military program because of his assertion that the country was not ready for war, Marshall was called upon to advise in two presidential Cabinets.
Said TIME in naming him its Man of the Year for 1943: "He is regarded as the man, more than any other, who could be said to have armed the Republic as he oversaw the growth of the U.S. Army personnel from under 200,000 to over 8 million.
www.time.com /time/personoftheyear/archive/photohistory/marshall.html   (258 words)

 "The Marshall Plan" Speech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Borne from the mind of a wise and diplomatically skilled visionary, the Marshall Plan was the phoenix on whose wings war ravaged Europe would begin its ascent from the ashes of World War II.
While the flow of aid given under the Marshall Plan came to an end in 1951, its mission was accomplished.
Today, the seeds of the Marshall Plan are still blooming through the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) the successor to the OEEC.
www.hpol.org /marshall   (480 words)

 Guide Introduction: The Papers of George C. Marshall: Selected World War II
General Marshall was able to tackle the mammoth command, organizational, and coordination problems with a supporting staff and field officer corps that included such military figures as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Joseph Stilwell, Omar N. Bradley, and Joseph McNarney.
General Marshall's China Mission efforts to mediate the civil war between Nationalist and Communist forces was abandoned by December 1946.
General Marshall's correspondence with President Roosevelt dealt with his status as a primary adviser to the president on the preparation and conduct of the Second World War.
www.lexisnexis.com /academic/guides/military_history/marshall.asp   (1260 words)

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