Cartoons of World War II

Cartoons of World War II

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by Tony Husband
     
 

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In the battle for hearts and minds during World War II, cartoonists had a vital role to play. All nations are represented in this book and it’s fascinating to see how each side’s artists handled the war, aiming their bullets with the delicate precision of a frontline sniper.

Cartoons have a unique ability not only to unite and inspire, but also to get

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In the battle for hearts and minds during World War II, cartoonists had a vital role to play. All nations are represented in this book and it’s fascinating to see how each side’s artists handled the war, aiming their bullets with the delicate precision of a frontline sniper.

Cartoons have a unique ability not only to unite and inspire, but also to get under the skin of those they lambast. Napoleon once admitted that caricaturists ‘did more than all the armies of Europe’ to bring about his defeat.

Even before the outbreak of WWII, Adolf Hitler used to bridle at the mention of cartoonist David Low, whose name he inserted into the Nazi death list to be implemented once Britain was conquered. Exiled Polish artist Arthur Szyk was described by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as a ‘one-man army’.

World War II was a golden age of cartooning and this book is testimony to the contribution of cartoonists in directing opinion and ridicule at a time when the stakes could not have been higher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435150683
Publisher:
Arcturus
Publication date:
12/04/2013
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Husband is a leading cartoonist. He has drawn cartoons for many major publications, including Private Eye, The Spectator, The Times and Punch. His Yobs strip (Private Eye) is one of the best-known comic strips in the UK and, at 25 years old, one of the longest running. Tony has won more than 15 major awards, including the prestigious Pont award.

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Cartoons of World War II 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book.