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Robert G. Nixon Oral History

Oral History Interviews
with Robert G. Nixon

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.

 
Interview Transcripts
1970
October: 9, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
November: 4, 5, 6, 20, 23

[Notices and Restrictions | List of Subjects Discussed]

 


Notice
These are transcripts of tape-recorded interviews conducted for the Harry S. Truman Library. A draft of each transcript was edited by the interviewee but only minor emendations were made; therefore, the reader should remember that these are essentially transcripts of the spoken, rather than the written word.

Numbers appearing in square brackets (ex. [45]) within the transcript indicate the pagination in the original, hardcopy version of the oral history interview.

RESTRICTIONS
These oral history transcripts may be read, quoted from, cited, and reproduced for purposes of research. They may not be published in full except by permission of the Harry S. Truman Library.

 


 

List of Subjects Discussed

 

 
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X-Y-Z

A
Acheson, Dean,
514, 516, 723, 729, 745, 826, 827, 828, 889, 971-973, 1053

    • Johnson, Louis, relationship between, 495, 505, 508, 512
      speech dealing with the defense perimeter of the United States, 495-496
      Truman, Harry S.:
      • informs of the North Korean invasion of South Korea, 719-720, 721
        as Secretary of State for, 505, 508
  • Adams, Sherman, visits White House, 960-965
    Ak-Sar-Ben, 546, 549
    Alamogordo, New Mexico, 311, 315
    Algiers, 77, 78 
    Allen, George E., 357
    Allis, Barney, 952
    Ambassador Hotel, 953
    America Firsters, 53, 81
    American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 352
    American Legion, 657
    American Legion Fair, Caruthersville, Missouri, 365, 368, 369, 371-372
    American Red Cross, 288
    Americans for Democratic Action, 138, 569, 650
    Anderson, Vernice, 755-756, 761, 839
    Antwerp, Belgium, 339, 345
    Arlington National Cemetery, 776, 777, 787
    Arnez, Desi, 565
    Arvey, Jacob M., 138, 545, 569
    Assassination attempt on the life of Harry S. Truman, 776-792
    Associated Press (AP), 289, 290, 399, 522, 979, 994, 1002
    Atlanta, Georgia, 119
    Atomic bomb:
    • Germany: Korean war, possible use during, 805-810
      Leahy, William, opinion of the power of, 713-714
      Nixon, Robert G.:
      • knowledge of the secret projects to create, 312-314
        opinion on the decision to use, 315-317
      Truman, Harry S.:
      • announces to the crew of the Augusta that the first bomb had been dropped on informed of the successful testing of, 315
        questioned by reporters about Great Britain and, 373-379
        Stalin, Joseph, informed that the United States had a new weapon, 320-321
        statement dealing with the use of, 612-614
    Atomic bomb project:
    • Nixon, Robert G., knowledge of, 312-314
      Truman, Harry S., informed of, 311-312
    Attlee, Clement, 264, 265, 299, 325, 326
    • atomic bomb, reaction to the possible use of in Korea, 806-810
    Augusta, U.S.S., 254, 255, 259, 263, 266, 284, 316, 319, 320, 321, 324, 327, 343, 345, 346, 367, 669, 711
    • Potsdam, voyage to, 267-269
      Truman, Harry S., announces that first atomic bomb had been dropped while aboard, 328-329
    Autobahn, 309
    Ayers, Eben, 197, 201, 202-204, 205, 619-620, 797-798, 812

    B
    Bacall, Lauren,
    565
    Ball, Lucille, 565
    Baltimore Sun, 205, 360, 605, 669, 796
    Baltimore, U.S.S., 72
    Barkley, Alben, 127-128, 585, 875-876, 885

    • Truman, Harry S., names as his Vice Presidential candidate in 1948 election, 583-584
    Barringer, Lewis T., 369
    Baruch, Bernard,