ARMED FORCES: Fair Verona: 1957

In Veneto, the flat northeastern plain of Italy between the Alps and the Adriatic where once Caesar's armies stood guard, stands an outpost of the new U.S. Army. It is no sword-shield-and-visor legion of Caesar's hour; neither is it the sprawling sea of men and machines that fought the brutal battles of World War II. It is a unique organism, the Southern European Task Force—SETAF—whose job it is to support NATO's ground armies in that area. A tightly packed, well-trained band of about 6,000 men, SETAF comprises the U.S. Army's only operative...

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