American Soldiers Reading Comic Books, 1942 – 1951

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A sailor reads a comic book aboard the USS Doran in 1942

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Private Ernest Dandou reads a comic book at paratrooper camp, Georgia, 1944.

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Lieutenant Frank Hensley reads a comic book after loading cargo on plane, 1950

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American troops read comic books during the Korean War, 1951

All of the photos above are from a Life retrospective called Life with the Comics: In Praise of a Classic American Art Form.

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