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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen George C. Marshall
 
Photograph of bomb damaged buildings in Berlin, Germany, around 1946.
Bomb damaged buildings in Berlin, Germany, around 1946.

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George Marshall and the Marshall Plan
In Europe, Marshall saw families and children who had no shelter, no food, and no hope. The terrible fighting had ended, but the devastation of war remained. Marshall was a student of history. He knew desperate people often do desperate things. He knew the United States had to act quickly to prevent another war. But what could our country do?
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