General George C. Marshall was buried October 20 in Arlington Military Cemetery near the tomb?
LV Casket carried to resting place.
SV Honour guard.
SLV Widow and others arrive.
LV Flag raised off casket.
Rear V. Widow.
ZOOM BACK..From cemetery.
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Background: General George C. Marshall was buried October 20 in Arlington Military Cemetery near the tomb of the Unknowns, on a Virginia hillside over-looking Washington, USA, where he served so long as a man-of-war and a man-of-peace.
She rites were simple -- almost spartan -- like the man himself. He had asked for it to be that way.
President Eisenhower, plucked from obscurity by Marshall to become Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War Two, met at the graveside former President Harry S. Truman, who called Marshall from retirement after World War Two to make him secretary of State - and later - Secretary of Defence. It was the first meeting of Ike and Harry S. Truman for six years.
Marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for the Marshall Plan, which helped Europe recover from the effects of war.
He died Friday - Oct, 16, 1959 - age 78 (seventy-eight) after a long illness.