Summaries of interviews of European diplomats and statesmen, relating to European and world military, political, and diplomatic
events during and after World War I. In part, photocopy.
WIlliam Louis Martin was born in Geneva, in 1888, of Swiss parents. He was educated at Geneva and Berlin and, in 1908, earned
a degree in law, the following year in political science, and, in 1910, his doctorate in law. From 1907 to 1914 he was in
Berlin as a correspondent for the
Journal de Genève and for the
Journal des Débats (Paris). During the first year of World War I he was attached to the General Staff of the Swiss army. He was the Paris correspondent
Journal de Genève in 1915 and 1916 and political lead writer from 1917 to 1919. In 1918, as a member of a Swiss press mission, he traveled
widely through the United States. In 1919 he was in the Section of Information of the Secretaries of the League of Nations
and for the next four years he was technical adviser for the International Labor Office. In 1924 he became the Foreign Editor
Journal de Genève.
5 manuscript boxes
(2 linear feet)
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