Thursday, January 26, 2017

In Casablanca to Demand Unconditional Axis Surrender

FDR and Winston Churchill woo the Sultan of Morocco. Standing, left to right, are Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Robert Murphy, Harry Hopkins, the Crown Prince of Morocco, French Gen. Charles Nogues, the Grand Vizier of Morocco, the Chief Protocol of Morocco, Col. Elliott Rosevelt, A.C. Res., and Capt. John L. McCrea, U.S.N., the President's naval aide. 
Photo is from the July, 1943 issue of The National Geographic Magazine. 

I thought this was an interesting photo as JD talks about Harry Hopkins. Also of note in this picture is Robert Murphy, who was a diplomat at the time. Later Murphy was a US Ambassador, 1953 Assistant Secretary for United Nations Affairs, 1953 Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs (Assistant Secretary), 1955 Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs, and in 1958 Personal representative of President Dwight D. Eisenhower during the 1958 Lebanon crisis. Robert Murphy was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.

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