Master of Arts (MA)
Alaska, Arctic, Army, Cold War
History | Military History | United States History
Hardee, Catherine, "The Importance of Being Ancillary: The Cold War Context of Fort Greely, Alaska" (2014). Masters Theses. 350.
This thesis discusses the history of a remote Army base in Alaska, Fort Greely, from its beginnings as a World War II stopover for Lend-Lease aircraft to its rebirth as a Cold War installation, as well as its role in testing and training for cold weather missions and Cold War scientific endeavors. It also examines the role played by Fort Greely in the Cold War, and its historical significance in that era.