Vol. 31, No. 2, Fall 2001 | Department of History

Vol. 31, No. 2, Fall 2001


Vol. 31, No. 2, Fall 2001

Table of Contents

"Rapido and Velletri: Problem Solving in World War II" by Bruce L. Brager

Abstract: The diametrically opposed outcomes of two U.S. Army operations in the World War II Italian campaign, the crossing of the Rapido River and the infiltration of German lines near Velletri, demonstrate the importance of tactical flexibility - the major difference between the success of the Velletri operation, where such flexibility was put into use, and the failure at Rapido, where it was not.

Key Words: World War II; Italy; 36th Division; U.S. Army; Rapido River; Velletri.

"Settlers, Soldiers, and Scoundrels: Economic Tension in a Frontier Military Town" by Thomas C. Rust

Abstract: Competition for money from Fort Ellis, Montana led to economic tension and conflict in addition to stimulus for the nearby community of Bozeman between 1867 and 1886. For the civilians, the discord was both internal (between civilians in competition for military money) and external (between civilians and the military).

Key Words: economic relations; contracting corruption; Fort Ellis, Montana Territory; Bozeman, Montana.

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