Sunday, 11 November 2007

Wishing for a Better 'Ole, 2007

Here is probably the best known cartoon of the Great War. (Click to enlarge.)

Here is its less well-known sequel, first published between the Armistice, 89 years ago today, and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

Less well-known; less funny; more desirable a reflection of reality.

Fragments from France by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, reprinted in The Best of Fragments from France, compiled and edited by Tonie & Valmai Holt, Phin Publishing, 1978
(Apologies for the slightly blurred second cartoon: a few pages in my copy of this book are printed off-register)

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