Carlton Hayes, professor of modern history at Columbia University, served as American Ambassador in Madrid from 1942 to 1945. His primary assignment was to keep Franco from making any more trouble for us than could be helped. Professor Hayes thinks that he accomplished this mission with real success, despite Axis opposition and the sniping of many of his countrymen, who felt that Hayes was not sufficiently critical of Franco and his régime. The record as here set forth will be taken by them to justify their opinion.
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