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GENERAL J. LAWTON COLLINS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/27/1971 - HFSID 167586

J. Lawton Collins J. Lawton Collins writes a letter of ideas and suggestions for a syllabus that is written for a military history course in a high school setting. Typed Letter Signed: "J. Lawton Collins/General, U.S.A., Ret.", 1p, 6¼x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1971 August 27. To Edmond D.

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J. Lawton Collins
J. Lawton Collins writes a letter of ideas and suggestions for a syllabus that is written for a military history course in a high school setting.
Typed Letter Signed: "J. Lawton Collins/General, U.S.A., Ret.", 1p, 6¼x9¼. Washington, D.C., 1971 August 27. To Edmond D. Marino, Department of History, Chaney H.S., Youngstown, Ohio. In full: "First let me apologize for not having acknowledge receipt of the syllabus of your course in Military History for the coming school year. It arrived at a busy time for me. I put it aside temporarily and found it again only a few days ago. I did go through it fairly carefully and found the syllabus excellent. I liked particularly the opening paragraph that outlined the purpose of the course. I liked also the study guides. One of the questions that has always intrigued me is what I might have done had I been in General Lee's shoes when he was offered command of the Confederate Army. You might consider adding an 8th question to the study guide for the Civil War: What would your decision have been if you had been in General Lee's place when he was offered command of the Confederate Army? What would have been the pros and cons that would have determined your decision? This might be a little too tough for your high school students, but you might add to the study guide for the European Theater this question: Should General Eisenhower have been ordered to capture Berlin? As you suggested, I have inscribed the syllabus that you sent me an am returning it herewith. [not included] With congratulations to you and your class and best wishes to you all for success of the course, Sincerely yours," Major General Joseph Lawton Collins was Commander of the 25th Infantry Division which, in December 1942, landed as a relief force on Guadalcanal. He was part of General Omar Bradley's First Army in the Normandy assault as Commander of the VII Corps that spearheaded the breakout at St. Lô in July 1944. From 1949-1953, General Collins was Chief of Staff of the Army. Staple holes in upper left blank corner, else fine condition.

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