Letters, Apr. 11, 1949

Death Struggle in Greece

Sir:

FULLY RECOGNIZING YOUR KEEN INTEREST IN AROUSING AMERICA TO REAL MENACE OF COMMUNISM, MAY I CALL UPON YOU TO HELP GREEK NATION PRESENTLY ENGAGED IN DEATH STRUGGLE WITH FORCES OF COMMUNISM, OUTCOME OF WHICH IS OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE TO WESTERN DEMOCRACIES, AND VERY PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH WE IN AMERICA FIGHT.

MY INTENSE FEELING IN THIS MATTER RESULTS FROM RECENT TRIP MADE TO GREECE, WHEN AT GENERAL VAN FLEET'S INVITATION ACCOMPANIED HIM ON VISIT TO FIGHTING FRONTS. FROM FIRST-HAND OBSERVATIONS, LEARNED GREECE IS FIGHTING COMMUNISTS IN FULL-SCALE ALL-OUT WAR WHICH...

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