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Catch-22 - Chapter 13 "Major - De Coverely" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 "Major - De Coverely" Summary

Thinking that Florence, as well as Bologna, had fallen to the Allies, Major de Coverely, a man possessing a fearless and mysterious reputation, flies to that city to rent two apartments for the officers and the enlisted men. De Coverely's duties as squadron executive often take him to newly conquered cities to secure accommodations, where he is often seen and photographed. Due to his awesome presence, observers assume that he is someone of distinction, rather than just a squadron executive officer.

Yossarian recalls the luxurious apartments that Major de Coverely provided in Rome, where the men on leave now live in comfort and with no shortage of female companionship. That initial trip to Rome is cut short for Major de Coverely, when a smelly old man jabs him in the eye with an American Beauty...

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