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Photograph of General George C. Marshall in 1944
General George C. Marshall in 1944

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George Marshall and the Marshall Plan
After World War II, George Marshall thought his service to his country was over. He was wrong. The day after his retirement in 1945, President Harry S. Truman asked Marshall to go to China for a diplomatic mission, and in January 1947, the Truman appointed Marshall as secretary of state. In this new job, Marshall toured war-torn Europe that winter and was shocked by what he discovered. What do you think he saw?
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