National Committee for a Free Europe

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The National Committee for a Free Europe was an American|anti-communist organization, founded on March 17, 1949 in New York, which worked for the spreading of American influence in Europe and to oppose Stalin's Soviet occupation and dictatorship. The committee was founded by Allen Dulles, a member of the newly-created American Central Intelligence Agency, in conjunction with Dewitt Clinton Poole. Early board members included General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lucius D. Clay, Cecil B. DeMille, and Henry Luce.[1] From 1951–52 Charles Douglas Jackson served as its President. The organization created and oversaw the anti-communist broadcast service Radio Free Europe.[2]


  1. Weiner, Tim: "Legacy of Ashes", page 36. Doubleday, 2007.
  2. Mihail Bumbes - Un simbol: Europa Libera -Evenimentul Zilei Nr. 4989, 20 Februarie 2007

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