Books For the Troops

 

As anyone who has served in the military can attest, there are long periods of inactivity involved.  Boredom can often be the number one curse of being in the military, punctuated in wartime with periods of combat and the risk of death and wounding.  In World War II a unique collaboration between government and private industry resulted in Armed Services Editions, Inc.  During the War this non-profit corporation published 1,332 titles for free for troops overseas and in hospitals.  The books were small paperbacks, easily fitting in the pockets of soldiers, and each volume had two books.  (more…)

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Published in: on July 10, 2012 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Books For the Troops  
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