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Document Details


Title: Robert G. Nixon
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Harry S Truman Museum and Library
Collection: Truman Library Oral History Program
Series: Item 3 of Series Robert G. Nixon
Description: News correspondent with the International News Service (INS), 1930-58; INS State Department and foreign relations correspondent in 1938; war correspondent, attached to the British army in France and Belgium, 1940, during invasion of the low countries; evacuated from Dunkirk but later returned to France; evacuated with the British army from Brest, June 20, 1940; covered London Blitz, 1940-41; war correspondent, attached to United States forces in European theater of operations, 1942-1943; correspondent in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, and Mediterranean theater, participating in North African invasion and campaign. Covered Casablanca conference, 1943; Quebec conference, 1944; and Potsdam, 1945. Washington correspondent covering the White House beginning 1944.
URL: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/nixon3.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1970 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Nixon, Robert G., 1905-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker place of birth: Atlanta, GA; Georgia; United States; North America
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Editor; Journalist; War correspondent
Age at speaking: 65
Document location: Bethesda, MD
Document date: 19-Oct-1970
Interviewer: Hess, Jerry N.
People discussed: Harry S. Truman; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Historical events discussed: Cold War, 1945-1989; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Cold War, 1945-1989; District of Columbia; Harry S. Truman; North America; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political parties; Presidents--Term of office--United States; Presidents--United States; Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972; United States; United States--Politics and government; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: European Recovery Program; Marshall Plan; Truman administration
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0032230-35397