“The strength of a nation does not depend alone on its armies, ships and planes; it is also measured by its qualities for leadership, by its resources and industries, by the determination of its people, and by the strength of its friends and allies.”
General George C. Marshall (1880 to 1959)
George Catlett Marshall was a General in the US Army, being Army Chief of Staff during World War II (1939-45) and later US Secretary of State (1947-49) and Defence (1950-51). The European Recovery Programme he proposed in 1947 became known as the Marshall Plan. He received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1953.