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Название: Biennial Reports of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army to the Secretary of War, 1 July 1939 - 30 June 1945
Автор: George C. Marshall
Издательство: Center of Military History United States Army
Формат: PDF в RAR
One president called him "the greatest living American;" and another told him, "I feel I could not sleep at night with you out of the country." Sir Winston Churchill found him to be not only "a rugged soldier and magnificent organiser" but also "a statesman with a penetrating and commanding view of the whole scene"; to Britain's great wartime leader, he was "the noblest Roman of them all." Perhaps the most moving tribute came from Ius wartime boss, at a small, evening ceremony in the Pentagon, the day Nazi Germany surrendered. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, whose own experience with the Army reached back almost to the turn of the century, told his close associate and confidant, "I have seen a great many soldiers in my lifetime, and you, sir, are the finest soldier I have ever known." Acclaimed by his colleagues and duly praised by historians of World War II, General of the Army George C. Marshall nevertheless has been overshadowed in popular acceptance by other leaders. In part, the lack of widespread public recognition of Marshall stems from his role as the Army's Chief of Staff, creating the armies that others led to glory...
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