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George Marshall and the American Century

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Premiered May 14, 1993, on PBS.

George Marshall and the American Century is a biographical documentary which examines the life of General George C. Marshall, who was responsible for two crucial contributions to twentieth-century American history: leading the Allied victory in World War II as Army Chief of Staff, and, as Secretary of State, creating the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe after the war's devastation. Soldier and statesman, a powerful yet modest patriot, George Marshall is today an almost forgotten hero, the only soldier ever to win the Nobel Prize for Peace -- a private and introspective man whose influential role in matters of war and peace helped determine the course of the twentieth century.

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