Presence and Preparedness: The U.S. Military, Humanitarian Assistance, and Entangled Histories in Cold War Germany Academic Article uri icon


  • During the night of January 1718, 1955, the rain-swollen Rhine and Neckar rivers crested. At their confluence, inhabitants of the German city of Mannheim scrambled to protect their homes and property. Residents of the small islands on the outskirts of the city faced imminent disaster.

published proceedings

  • Modern American History

author list (cited authors)

  • Seipp, A. R.

complete list of authors

  • Seipp, Adam R

publication date

  • March 2024