Your favourite piece Non-Serious war art

Discussion in 'General' started by Kitty, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Okay, as suggested in the Favourite piece of war art, here's one for the cartoons, posters, nose art and other pieces of humour that came out of the war. I'll kick it off with my avatar, and let's see where we go from there.

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  2. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Here's one from my Father's P.O.W. Log Book.
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    U-boat crews morale sometimes shows signs of deterioration.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    These are quite good..

  5. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    the content of Jon's 'The Two Types' and his 'Two Types in Italy'.
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went to my local Western Front Association branch meeting Sunday. We had a talk about the origins of Battlefield Tourism. Which became huge in the 1920s and 30s. This Giles cartoon came out the first Sunday after D-Day, 1944.
    Titled simply "HIMMEL! TOURISTS!".

    Paul Reed will like this.
  7. zwelbast

    zwelbast Junior Member

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  8. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer


    But who was Jane?

    Yes, she was the woman who kept British soldiers smiling through their gloomiest hours, and one story comes to mind that best illustrates her effect on those in the armed services. A British submarine had been attacked, and was crippled and powerless on the bottom of the ocean. Sea currents swirled round the vessel and there was always the chance the enemy would swoop in for the kill. The crew inside fully expected the vessel to become their tomb, but knew how they wanted to spend their last moments. A request was put in to the captain. The submariners wanted to live out what time remained gazing at pictures, currently in his safe, of a stunningly beautiful woman from Eastleigh, Hampshire. Their commanding officer obliged and the images of the supremely sexy Christabel Leighton-Porter, aka "Jane," were distributed.

    Unbelievably, this particular maritime incident had a happy ending. It was eventually possible to refloat the stricken sub and the crew returned to the safety of dry land. And this is just one of dozens of similar tales which reveal how the A-grade assets of this classy Hampshire lady were a direct hit with the armed forces.

    Mention Christabel's name to younger generations today and you're sure to receive blank looks. But the impact of her wide smile and superb physical statistics on WW II troops cannot be underestimated. In the fight against fascism, maintaining the morale of service personnel in a climate of relentless death, rationing, and destruction was practically as vital as having enough ammunition.
    From Skylighters, The Web Site of the 225th AAA Searchlight Battalion: The Barracks Wall: The WW II Pinup Gallery

  9. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    Ohhh,nurse, quick, the screens!

    ''Jane" had first begun in 1932 as "Jane's Journal - The Diary of a Society Girl", a pocket cartoon drawn by Norman Pett, who used his wife Mary as the model. But by the late 1930s the Mirror wanted to use it in panel form and with more risque content, and when Mary Pett's attention suddenly turned to golf, her husband began to look for a new model. In late 1939, on a visit to his old art school in Birmingham, he found her when he saw the blonde Christabel Leighton-Porter posing for a life class.'

    Christabel Leighton-Porter - Telegraph

    Jane: A Pin-Up at War: Andy Saunders: Books

    Chrystabel Leighton-Porter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  11. Clive Cottam

    Clive Cottam Junior Member

    always liked this piece of B17 nose art

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