FOREIGN RELATIONS: Greatest Opportunity

The President called for his good right arm, and in Washington appeared swart Herbert H. Lehman to start work on the biggest civilian assignment of World War II. No more breathtaking than the title was the job—Director of Foreign Relief & Rehabilitation (TIME, Nov. 30).

Herbert Lehman's mission was to follow up each Allied victory with food, clothing, medicine and more—tools for conquered peoples to build a new life out of Axis desolation. He would use food to relieve the starving, as Herbert Hoover did in World War I. But Lehman also would use it as psychological ammunition to help...

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