SERVICE CHIEFS WARN U.S. THE WAR ISN’T WON

Marshall, King, Arnold Tell Nation Production Must Be Maintained

From the July 1, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON, June 30–President Roosevelt made public yesterday a report from the heads of the Army and Navy strongly warning the country against a feeling of over-optimism which they said they had found here since their return from Normandy.

The report, signed by Gen. George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, Adm. Ernest J. King, commander-in-chief of the Navy, and Gen. Henry C. Arnold, USAAF head, said that “we perceive a state of mind in this country against which we believe the country should be warned.”

“The war is not won yet,” they said. “It will be won sooner if everybody in war work sticks to the job until complete victory is attained.”

They added that the battles now in progress would entail heavy losses in material which “American industry must replace.”



admira king, leahy, general marshall, arnold

The American Joint Chiefs of Staff work during a lunch meeting.



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General of the Army: George C. Marshall, Soldier and Statesman




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