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Propaganda Cartoons of World War II (edition 2013)

by Tony Husband (Editor)

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In peacetime cartoonists are a diverse collection of individuals with their own styles and projects, but when the trumpets of war blow it is like unleashing the dogs of war. Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt and Mussolini were a gift for them and, as this collection shows, one they weren't about to turn down. This book shows that humor was one of the key weapons of war, with countries using cartoons to demoralize their opponents and maintain morale. Each country had its own style: the British liked understatement, showing people drinking cups of tea while bombs fell, whilst the Germans chose Churchill serving up a cocktail of blood, sweat and tears to an emaciated and sickly British lion. Showcasing the very best cartoons from Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia plus the work of all of WWII's greatest cartoonists, including Bill Mauldin, Fougasse, Emett, David Low and Graham Laidler (Pont), this book is guaranteed to make you laugh.… (more)
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Title:Propaganda Cartoons of World War II
Authors:Tony Husband (Editor)
Info:Arcturus Publishing Limited (2013), 192 pages
Collections:Interwar/WW2, Your library, To read
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Sometimes the best way to get a feel for an era is through its cartoons. These are collected from various countries during the period of World War II. Are they the best of the era? I can't say, because I am not knowledgeable enough. Some of them just plain don't work, partially because they are from a time we don't remember, and partially because they are from a culture we don't understand. The easiest to comprehend are those from our own cartoonists, as we have a sense of our own culture that we don't have with others. And it is important to remember that political cartoons are not always funny, so don't expect a laugh riot. It is an interesting look at the history of another era. ( )
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In peacetime cartoonists are a diverse collection of individuals with their own styles and projects, but when the trumpets of war blow it is like unleashing the dogs of war. Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt and Mussolini were a gift for them and, as this collection shows, one they weren't about to turn down. This book shows that humor was one of the key weapons of war, with countries using cartoons to demoralize their opponents and maintain morale. Each country had its own style: the British liked understatement, showing people drinking cups of tea while bombs fell, whilst the Germans chose Churchill serving up a cocktail of blood, sweat and tears to an emaciated and sickly British lion. Showcasing the very best cartoons from Britain, the USA, Germany, Russia plus the work of all of WWII's greatest cartoonists, including Bill Mauldin, Fougasse, Emett, David Low and Graham Laidler (Pont), this book is guaranteed to make you laugh.

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