Hervey Allen, Bedford Village

Hervey Allen. Bedford Village. Armed Services Edition [L-23]. UVa

Servicemen who relished a good read could turn to substantial novels like those of Hervey Allen and C. S. Forester.

C. S. Forester. The Captain from Connecticut

C. S. Forester. The Captain from Connecticut. Armed Services Edition [679]

Thorne Smith, The Glorious Pool<br />

Thorne Smith. The Glorious Pool. Armed Services Edition [G-181]. UVa

For those in grim surroundings, laughter could be the best palliative.

James Thurber, The Middle- Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze

James Thurber. The Middle-Aged Man on the Flying Trapeze. Armed Services Edition [705]. UVa

Sgt. George Baker. Sad Sack

Sgt. George Baker. Sad Sack. Armed Services Edition [719]. UVa

Cartoon ASE's could raise chuckles and entertain those who had difficulty reading.

George Price, Is It Anyone We Know?<br />
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George Price. Is it Anyone we Know? Armed Services Edition [1029]. UVa

Homer, The Odyssey

Homer. The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by T. E. Shaw (Lawrence of Arabia). Armed Services Edition [925]. UVa

Picture the men in a combat troop waiting for H-Hour and discussing . . . Greek philosophy? No doubt there is truth in the stereotypical image of fighting men as lacking literary interests; nevertheless, many soldiers overseas used the opportunity provided by ASE's to delve into ancient classics like Homer's Odyssey and Plato's Republic.

Plato. The Republic of Plato

Plato. The Republic of Plato: A New version Founded on Basic English. Translated by I. A. Richards. Armed Services Editions [H-217]. UVa