Marshall, S.L.A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977

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Military critic and historian.

From the description of Reminiscences of S.L.A. Marshall : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122441024

S.L.A. Marshall was a United States (U.S.) Army colonel, brigadier-general (BG), and noted historian.

From the description of The S.L.A. Marshall papers, 1918-1970. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 47733673

Brigadier General Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall; was a native of Catskill, N.Y. and a veteran of both World Wars and the Korean war. He is considered the outstanding military critic, being assigned by the Army as chief combat historian in the European theater, World War II; and again in Korea. In addition to his military metals and decorations he has been given high honors by the governments of France and of Italy. Between wars, he is chief editorial writer for the Detroit News and author of a dozen books on military matters, some of which have been made into movies. General Marshall and his wife visited St. Bonaventure for the first time when he was the speaker at the Centennial observance of Armed forces Day in May, 1958. The couple returned to St. Bonaventure when General Marshall was awarded an honorary degree at the Commencement exercises, in 1959.

From the description of Marshall Collection, 1940-1974, (bulk 1956-1972). (Saint Bonaventure University). WorldCat record id: 42640464

Son of S.L.A. Marshall, brigadier general and military historian.

From the description of S.L.A. Marshall, Jr. correspondence, 1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 37801036

S.L.A. Marshall served as an enlisted man and United States (U.S.) Army officer who was promoted to brigadier general in 1951. In World War II he served as Chief Combat Historian of the Central Pacific Area in 1943 and various historian positions in the European Theater of Operations to include Chief Historian of Theater and of the Armies of the Occupation from 1944 to 1946. During 1950-1951, he was assigned to Korea as Infantry-Artillery Operations Analyst. Marshall began his career as a war correspondent in 1953 when he returned to Korea. As a war correspondent he later covered actions in Sinai, Lebanon, and the Congo. He had tours of active duty analyzing combat operations in South Vietnam. Marshall is the author of 39 books.

From the description of S.L.A. Marshall photograph collection. 1944-1970. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 49013677

Military historian, journalist, author, and soldier.

Born in 1900, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall moved to El Paso, Texas, in 1915. In 1917, his military career began, spanning WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, until he retired at the rank of brigadier general in 1960. His journalistic career, which began in 1922, ran parallel to and was an integral part of his life both in and out of active military service. He wrote more than 30 books, dozens of journal articles, and countless newspaper, radio and television pieces before his death in 1977.

From the description of S.L.A. Marshall papers, 1900-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 36679874

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creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. S.L.A. Marshall photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), Jr. S.L.A. Marshall, Jr. correspondence, 1989. University of Texas at El Paso
referencedIn George William Cushing papers and sound recordings, 1942-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cushing, George William, 1888-1968. George Cushing sound recordings, 1942-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. Reminiscences of S.L.A. Marshall : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. S.L.A. Marshall papers, 1900-1979. University of Texas at El Paso
referencedIn James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Trudeau, Arthur G. Arthur G. Trudeau papers, 1957-1962. University of Texas at El Paso
referencedIn Donald S. Leonard Papers, 1925-1966 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), Jr. S.L.A. Marshall, Jr. correspondence, 1989. University of Texas at El Paso
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. Marshall Collection, 1940-1974, (bulk 1956-1972). Saint Bonaventure University, Friedsam Memorial Library
referencedIn Frank Murphy papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. The S.L.A. Marshall papers, 1918-1970. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961, 1906-1951 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Records of Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, United States Army (World War II). 1942 - 1947. Staff Conference Notes
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associatedWith Leonard, Donald S. (Donald Sparling), 1903-1976 person
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associatedWith Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. person
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Korea
France--Normandy
United States
Zimbabwe
Subject
Israel--Arab War, 1967--Personal narratives
Arab--Israeli conflict--1948-1967--Photographs
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns
Korean War 1950-1953--Campaigns
Military decorations
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Aerial operations, American--Photographs
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
Korean War, 1950-1953--Artillery operations, American
War correspondents
Arab--Israeli conflict
Military research
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns
Israel--Arab War, 1967--Campaigns
Military history
Authors--Interviews
Quảng Trị (Vietnam), Battle of, 1968
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, American--photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns
Military history, Modern--20th century
Journalism, military
Military art and science
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal narratives, American
Military Historians
Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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Birth 1900-07-18

Death 1977-12-17

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