Stern Man for the Nazis

Last week Franklin Roosevelt named the man who will be the top U.S. civil affairs ruler in occupied Germany, under the supreme command of General Eisenhower. The man: Major General Lucius D. Clay.

General Clay's appointment—requested by his friend Eisenhower—relieved an awkward situation in Washington. For four months West Pointer Clay, a hard-driving engineering officer and supply expert, had been Jimmy Byrnes's right-hand man in the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. A stern believer in duty and principle, he had backed Byrnes on the so-called "tough war" measures (curfew, brownout, racing ban, etc.), had sternly maintained that the first &...

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