JMAS.B-03 James V. Forrestal Papers

Document date: [1943]

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS.B-03
Extent and Medium

1 document

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

James V. Forrestal was US Secretary of the Navy during the war years, he later became Secretary of Defence, because of these positions Forrestal was able to exert a great deal of influence in the formulation of American foreign policy. He would have been aware of Jean Monnet's movements in Algiers on behalf of the French Committee for National Liberation. In the post-war era, Forrestal adopted a hardline, pro-atomic, anti-Soviet stance, but this position led to his supporting the idea of American aid to Europe in order to fill the power vacuum in Europe which Soviet influence could fill.

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Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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