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Maga, Timothy P., 1952- "Diplomat among kings: John Cudahy and Leopold III"


Diplomat Among Kings: John Cudahy and Leopold III chronicles the lives of John Cudahy (1887-1943) and King Leopold III of Belgium and how they worked together before the Nazi occupation of Belgium in 1940. John Cudahy, son of Milwaukee meat packing giant, Patrick Cudahy (1849-1919), was a humanist democratic who was the US ambassador to Poland, the Irish Free State and finally to Belgium in 1940. Leopold III (1901-1983) was the young monarch of Belgium who befriended Cudahy. The two men were close friends and worked together to secure neutrality for Belgium during WWII. After the Nazi occupation of France, Cudahy publicly accused the US, France and Britain of not doing enough to keep the Nazis out of Belgium. Cudahy was removed from public service and worked as a foreign correspondent for Time-Life, becoming the last American to interview Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) before U.S. entry into WWII. (17 pages)

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Citation: Maga, Timothy P., 1952- "Diplomat among kings: John Cudahy and Leopold III" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 67 /Issue: 2 (1983-1984)

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