ARMED FORCES: Two-Year Report

The history of one of the great U.S. achievements of World War II—the building of the Army—was brought up to date. This week General George Catlett Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, laid the most dramatic chapter on the desk of Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. It covered the two years in which the Army came of age and was blooded in battle.

To able, imperturbable George Marshall, U.S. participation in World War II began four years ago when the strength of the Army stood at 200,000 officers and men. Two years...

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