WWII Cartoons

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  1. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Was thinking about the power of the Cartoonist in War and the impact cartoons had both in bring the effects of war home to the populace and depicting the life of the soldier at the front, the latter depicted by Carl Giles in UK and Bill Maudlin in the USA. On a more political level Low made some telling statements in his political wartime cartoons.

    Here's a few to start the thread.
     

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  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    and a few more
     

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  3. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    First Image I've seen with vehicle artwork - a little akin to aircraft nose-art.
     

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  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    By coincidence I have recently been looking online for examples of cartoons by 'Emmwood', he once of the Daily Mail.

    Sudonymn for Major Jon Musgrave-Wood and Chindit veteran of both campaigns. My interest is keen because he was the last officer to see my Grandfather as a free man before his capture in 1943. Musgrave-Wood also gave witness statements to that effect in the lengthy debriefs after operation 'Longcloth'.

    There is a good website online featuring the 'Emmwood' back catalogue, sadly I am at work at the moment and cannot access my saved archive in order to post the address.
     
  5. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    I think he did a book called 'Jungle Jungle Little Chindit' if memory serves me well
     
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I think he did a book called 'Jungle Jungle Little Chindit' if memory serves me well

    Hi Steven,

    Yes, he co-wrote the book. It is quite funny in parts, but perhaps you just had to be there!
     
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  8. ChrisR

    ChrisR Senior Member

    The most famous cartoonist ever, Walt Disney, had apparently had a friend who was in Bomb Disposal in the US Navy. He designed a patch showing Bugs Bunny dressed as a magician cutting the wires from a bomb.
    The US Navy had a cartoonist in their own ranks named Mulvaney who did cartoons to go in their bomb disposal intelligence bulletins. They really show the black humour of those involved in this work - Here are just a few examples -
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  9. ChrisR

    ChrisR Senior Member

    The Brits also used cartoons as training aids -
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  10. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Two Cartoons from Jungle Jungle Little Chindit
     

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  11. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Illingworth often appeared in the Daily Mail
     

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  12. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    Maudlin captured the Infantry in a nutshell
     

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  13. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    I will chime in with a few.

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