Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith

D.K.R. Crosswell recalls the life of American General Walter Bedell Smith (1895-1961). General Smith, Dwight Eisenhower’s chief of staff from 1942 to 1945,… read more

D.K.R. Crosswell recalls the life of American General Walter Bedell Smith (1895-1961). General Smith, Dwight Eisenhower’s chief of staff from 1942 to 1945, served in the military for over forty years and played a significant part in the Allied strategy in World War II. Mr. Crosswell examines General Smith’s military career, from a 16-year-old private in the Indiana National Guard to a four-star general that Winston Churchill called the “American Bulldog.” His postwar career included service as the U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and undersecretary of state. Mr. Crosswell showed slides during his presentation, after which he responded to questions from members of the audience. He discussed his book at the annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2011 | 5:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 13, 2011 | 11:41am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 17, 2011 | 5:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 05, 2011 | 5:37pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2011 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2011 | 11:41am EST | C-SPAN 2
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