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Memorandum to the Officers, G-3 Section, First Army
October 27, 1918 [Souilly], France
1. The Army Commander fears that owing to the long continuation of the present operation officers may gradually become lax in the question of secrecy, as regards handling of important papers and orders, discussing pending operations, etc.1
2. The officers of the Section are therefore reminded of the continued importance of preserving secrecy as to our plans and movements. They will see that important orders, etc., are carefully guarded, and that indiscreet conversations among themselves or the members of the office force, are repressed.
G. C. Marshall, Jr.
Document Copy Text Source: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces (World War I) (RG 120), Records of the First Army, Historical File, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.
Document Format: Typed memorandum signed.
1. After October 16, Hunter Liggett commanded the First Army. The Second Army, formally created on October 10, was commanded by Robert Bullard. General Pershing commanded the Group of American Armies.
Recommended Citation: The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, ed. Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens (Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 165.