U.S. At War: General Pat

This week a tough-minded U.S. diplomat was hard at work in one of World War II's toughest diplomatic posts. Major General Patrick Jay Hurley, ramrod-backed and handsome at 61, had already been acting as U.S. Ambassador to China for four weeks. Now Franklin Roosevelt sent his appointment to the Senate.

General Pat landed in China last September to confer with Chiang Kai-shek at a tragically low point in China's fortunes. The Chungking Government, after seven years of war, was teetering on the brink of economic and military disaster. With the recall to Washington...

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