AMERICAN VETERANS OF FRENCH BATTLES VISITED BY SECRETARY OF WAR HENRY STIMSON

From the July 14, 1944 Edition of Stars and Stripes

A BRITISH PORT, July 13–Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson talked to American troops today who had gone through 30 days of bitter fighting in France.

“We’re ready to go again,” they assured him.

Stimson asked to be shown how the men were being fed as they passed through the marshalling area. He walked through the field kitchen and talked with the mess officers, cooks and KPs, also with the men as they passed the serving tables. He was pleased with the appetite of the troops enjoying their first meal in England for over a month.



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Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson (left) and Colonel William H. Kyle arrive at Gatow Airport in Berlin, Germany to attend the Potsdam Conference, July 1945.



For Further Reading Check Out:

Colonel, The: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson, 1867-1950


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