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Maybe in this age we can find a way of facing the facts and discounting the distorted records of the past. I am certain that a solution of the general problem of peace must rest on broad and basic understanding on the part of its peoples. Great single endeavors like a League of Nations, a United Nations, and undertakings of that character, are of great importance and in fact absolutely necessary, but they must be treated as steps toward the desired end. In America we have not suffered the destruction of our homes, our towns, and our cities.
We have not been enslaved for long periods, at the complete mercy of a conqueror. We have enjoyed freedom in its fullest sense. In fact, we have come to think in terms of freedom and the dignity of the individual more or less as a matter of course, and our apparent unconcern until times of acute crisis presents a difficult problem to the citizens of the countries of Western Europe, who have seldom been free from foreign threat to their freedom, their dignity, and their security.
I think nevertheless that the people of the United States have fully demonstrated their willingness to fight and die in the terrible struggle for the freedom we all prize I recognize that there are bound to be misunderstandings under the conditions of wide separation between your countries and mine. But I believe the attitude of cooperation has been thoroughly proven. By our actions we should make it clear that such a democracy is a means to a better way of lifetogether with a better understanding among nations.
Tyranny inevitably must retire before the tremendous moral strength of the gospel of freedom and self-respect for the individual, but we have to recognize that these democratic principles do not flourish on empty stomachs, and that people turn to false promises of dictators because they are hopeless and anything promises something better than the miserable existence that they endure.
However, material assistance alone is not sufficient. The most important thing for the world today in my opinion is a spiritual regeneration which would reestablish a feeling of good faith among men generally. Discouraged people are in sore need of the inspiration of great principles.
Such leadership can be the rallying point against intoleranceagainst distrustagainst that fatal insecurity that leads to war. It is to be hoped that the democratic nations can provide the necessary leadership. The points I have just discussed are, of course, no more than a very few suggestions in behalf of the cause of peace. I realize that they hold nothing of glittering or early promise, but there can be no substitute for effort in many fields.
There must be effort of the spirit — to be magnanimous, to act in friendship, to strive to help rather than to hinder. There must be effort of analysis to seek out the causes of war and the factors which favor peace, and to study their application to the difficult problems which will beset our international intercourse. There must be material effort — to initiate and sustain those great undertakings, whether military or economic, on which world equilibrium will depend. If we proceed in this manner, there should develop a dynamic philosophy which knows no restrictions of time or space.
In America we have a creed which comes to us from the deep roots of the past. It springs from the convictions of the men and women of many lands who founded the nation and made it great. We share that creed with many of the nations of the Old World and the New with whom we are joined in the cause of peace. A great proponent of much of what I have just been saying is Dr. Albert Schweitzerthe world humanitarian, who today receives the Nobel Peace Award for I feel it is a vast compliment to be associated with him in these awards this year.
His life has been utterly different from mine, and we should all be happy that his example among the poor and benighted of the earth should have been recognized by the Peace Award of the Nobel Committee.
I fear, in fact I am rather certain, that due to my inability to express myself with the power and penetration of the great ChurchillI have not made clear the points that assume such prominence and importance in my mind. However, I have done my best, and I hope I have sown some seeds which may bring forth good fruit. Misattributed[ edit ] The price of peace is eternal vigilance. This has been attributed to Marshall, and he might have used the phrase, but earlier uses exist: There is an imperialism that deserves all honor and respect — an imperialism of service in the discharge of great duties.
But with too many it is the sense of domination and aggrandisement, the glorification of power.
The price of peace is eternal vigilance. Gooch Courtney's statement however is probably derived from an earlier statement with several variants: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
Brower He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement, and disillusion. Succeeding generations must not be allowed to forget his achievements and his example.
Eisenhower Marshall himself was a greatgreat man — funny, odd but great — Olympian in his moral quality. Kindleberger In a war unparalleled in magnitude and horror, millions of Americans gave their country outstanding service ; General of The Army George C. Marshall gave it victory. Anonymous British official, as quoted in Letter from America: General Marshall 16 October by Alistair Cookepublished in his Memories of the Great and the Good Ironically, during four years of war, MacArthur may have owed the most to the very people he was certain were out to discredit and disparage him.
While never among his fans, Franklin Roosevelt and George Marshall nonetheless consistently supported MacArthur within the framework of their global priorities, from the first efforts to resupply the Philippines to MacArthur's appointment as Allied supreme commander.
Borneman, MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacificp. Marshall, more than most, knew the whole story of MacArthur's war. It is a mark of Marshall's own greatness that he so deftly managed MacArthur's fiery comet and unselfishly used its brilliance to accomplish the objectives of a global war. His was a career that paralleled America's rise to and acceptance of global responsibilities.
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. Statesman as well as soldier, his character and accomplishments are so exceptional that he is regularly placed in the company of George Washington when parallels are sought. Brower in George C. A Study in Character He is the true 'organizer of victory.
He is a great American but he is far more than that. In war he was as wise and understanding in counsel as he was resolute in action.
In peace he was the architect who planned the restoration of our battered European economy and at the same time laboured tirelessly to establish a system of Western defense.
He has always fought victoriously against defeatism, discouragement, and disillusion. Winston Churchill as quoted in The Age of Man: But now I saw that he was a statesman with a penetrating and commanding view of the whole scene. The United States has as many people as anybody afflicted with selfeffacement, but it usually springs from social discomfort or genuine shyness, for all that other form of shyness which, as somebody wisely said, is a sure sign of conceit.
This man was not shy, but at the subordination of selfless teamwork was almost an instinct with him, and I suppose few men who take to soldiering took it for a better reason.
Most Americans were willing to credit reports of his eminence but it was something they had to take on trust, for General George Catlett Marshall, of all the great figures of our time, was the least "colorful", the least impressive in a casual meeting and the least rewarding to the collector of anecdotes.
He was a man whose inner strength and secret humour only slowly dripped through the surfaces of life, as a stalactite hangs stiff and granity for centuries before one sees beneath it a pool of still water of marvelous purity.
Alistair CookeLetter from America: General Marshall 16 Octoberpublished in Memories of the Great and the Good A high subordinate who worked with him assures me that in the history of warfare Marshall could not have had his equal as a master of supply: Even though comes closer every day, this is not yet an acceptable recipe for a hero.
Though no doubt when Hollywood comes to embalm him on celluloid, he will grow a British basso, which is practically a compulsory grafting process for American historical characters in movies. He will open letters with a toy replica of the sword of Stonewall Jackson who was, to be truthful, a lifetime's Idol. But in life no such colour brightened the grey picture of a man devoted to the daily study of warfare on several continents with all the ardour of a certified public accountant.
In a word, he was a soldier's soldier. Nor, I fear, is there any point in looking for some deep and guilty secret to explain his reputation for justice and chivalry. General Marshall 16 Octoberpublished in Memories of the Great and the Good There is a final story about him which I happen to have from the only other man of three present. I think it will serve as a proper epitaph.
In the early s, a distinguished, avery lordly, American magazine publisher badgered Marshall to see him on what he described as a serious professional mission.
He was invited to the general's summer home in Virginia. After a polite lunch, the general, the publisher, and the third man retired to the study.
The publisher had come to ask the general to write his war memoirs. They would be serialized in the magazine and a national newspaper, and the settlement for the book publication will be a handsome indeed. The general instantly refused on the grounds that his own true opinion of several wartime decisions had differed from the president's. To advertise the difference now would leave Roosevelt 's defense unspoken and would imply that many lives might have been saved.
Moreover, any honest account might offend the living men involved and hurt the widow and family of the late president. The publisher pleaded for two hours. Montgomery is coming up, and Allanbrooke, and yet there is one yawning the gap. At last, the publisher said, "General, I will tell you how essential we feel it is to have you fill that gap, weather with two hundred thousand words or ten thousand.
I am prepared to offer you one million dollars after taxes for that manuscript. General Marshall was faintly embarrassed, but quite composed. I'm not interested in one million dollars. General Marshall 16 Octoberpublished in Memories of the Great and the Good I know that from your own viewpoint your magnificent accomplishments of the past six years have represented a mere performance of duty but I sincerely trust that you have some inkling of the extraordinary place your work has won for you in the respect and affections of the whole country.
For myself I want only to assure you once again that in every problem and in every test I have faced during the war years, your example has been an inspiration and your support has been my greatest strength. My sense of obligation to you is equaled only by the depth of my pride and satisfaction as I salute you as the greatest soldier of our time and a true leader of democracy.
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I saw many things he did that were proof, to me, at least, of his selflessness. I can't imagine anyone that known in my career of whom this is less so than it is in his case. Eisenhowerin a press conference 4 Augustas quoted in U. Pershing in front of a group of fellow officers. Pershing responded by making Marshall his principal aide. But despite his anointing by the legendary Pershing, Marshall, in common with almost all officers of the postwar years, had languished in the missionless peacetime Army, where promotion was slow and action rare.
He remained a lieutenant colonel for eleven years. He uncomplainingly accepted a series of apparently dead-end assignments: Yet everywhere he made a consistent impression as an outstanding soldier. His directness, his keen analytic mind, his unadorned speech, and his granitic constancy evoked admiration that bordered on reverence.
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More than one of his commanding officers, answering the routine efficiency report question of whether they would like to have Marshall serve under them in battle, replied that they would like to serve under his command- the highest of soldierly compliments. Marshall was just shy of six feet tall, ramrod-straight, invariably proper, impeccably controlled, and determinedly soft-spoken. Most associates saw only fleeting glimpses of his potentially volcanic temper.
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Kennedy, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War,p. Marshall himself was a greatgreat man — funny, odd but great — Olympian in his moral quality. We'd stay up all night, night after night.
The first work ever done that I know about in economics on computers used the Pentagon's computers at night for the Marshall Plan. I had a tremendous sense of gratification from working so hard on it. It lay in the dignity that emerges from every photograph you've ever seen of him.
It lay in his hard work and his immense personal sacrifice. It lay in his compassion, his wisdom. The final version, due out in December, will feature a belted jacket and brown leather shoes. Army 's top enlisted man is close to unveiling the final version of the World War II-era Pinks and Greens uniform that could be approved for all soldiers next year.
Mark Milley began considering the possibility of bringing back the iconic two-tone uniform of the "greatest generation" for soldiers to wear as an everyday office uniform earlier this year. Dailey said the Army will most likely have the final prototypes in early December. The uniform will feature a belted jacket, khaki shirt and brown leather shoes for men and women.
The next prototype "that you see will be very, very historically accurate" to the uniform Gen. During World War II, "there were several different versions, so to say you are completely historically accurate is very difficult to do," he said. If the Army does approve the new Pinks and Greens, this will be the second major dress uniform in less than a decade. The service replaced its dress green uniform after 61 years of service in with a version of the Army dress blue uniform -- the Army Service Uniform.
The blue uniform was always optional for formal occasions when the Army had the dress greens, and that would be the intent for the future if the service adopts the Pinks and Greens, Dailey said. Another difference in the final version of the Pinks and Greens will be the jacket length for female soldiers.
The first prototypes were designed from ideas from a "female board of soldiers" and included both short and long jacket lengths, Dailey said.