George Marshall: From Undistinguished Boy to Organizer of Victory and World Leader
Born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, nothing in General Marshall’s background would point to his becoming the United States’s premier military officer and then statesman. Beginning in 1902, he rose through the ranks of the U.S. Army. He never commanded troops in combat, but became the Army’s premier combat planner, and then the architect of the Allied victory in WWII. This presentation will focus on Marshall’s vision, both from the military and political viewpoints. As I will show, General Marshall was peerless in both. He was the right man in the right place at the right time. Without him, WWII and its aftermath would likely look much different.
Our presenter for this evening is Daniel Zeiser. Daniel is a Cleveland-area lawyer specializing in employment and labor law with nearly forty years of experience. He is also a member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable and has spoken to and written for the group.