Q: Do you remember what your reactions were when you first arrived in
AML: Well, we had a remarkable military attaché there. Truman Smith,
who was, I think responsible for getting us there, because he wanted to know
what they had. And he felt that if he could get my husband there, they would
show him everything, because they would be proud of him, which was absolutely
true. And so, he got Goering to invite him, and he did. He did see a great
deal and he had already seen what England had, and what France had, so it was
very appropriate to see what Germany had and it was very important, actually.
Q: He once again walked into a very controversial time.
AML: Yes. He believed that we should not go in. Some of this, I think, was
inherited from his, perhaps unconsciously, from his father's position, that we
should not get involved in European controversies. But, I think he feared
Russia, that's what he felt was the danger for America--Communism coming in
from the east.
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