This Day in Cold War History


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Truman signs Marshall Plan

Truman sending General Marshall to Europe
On this day in 1948 President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan. An ambitious, expensive effort to assist the European Nations ravaged by World War Two to rebuild and become trading partners with the United States. The theory was, by assisting the nations of Europe financially, it would stop the expansion of communism being proffered by the USSR. It worked...

The George C. Marshall Foundation, National Archives, and the Harry S. Truman library offer some interesting reading and copies of documents pertaining to the Marshall Plan.

Here are the links:

http://www.marshallfoundation.org/TheMarshallPlan.htm

http://docsteach.org/documents/search?menu=open&mode=search&sortBy=relevance&q=marshall+plan

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/whistlestop/study_collections/marshall/large/index.php

Enjoy the read

John K
The Proud Cold Warrior

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