Monthly Archives: August 2014

Punch Cartoon 10

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
“The Triumph of ‘Culture.’” Cartoon by Bernard Partridge Published in Punch 26th August 1914

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Postcards from the Great War 20

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Artist – Douglas Tempest, Published by Bamforth & Co. “Witty Comics” Series No. 533 No stamp or postmark, but sent (in an envelope?) by Gnr. J. Morris 171215 (RGA) from Plymouth…

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Punch Cartoon 07

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
This cartoon was published in Punch on 19th August 1914. Strangely enough in Earlestown, near St Helens, there was an actually incident involving a butcher’s shop in May 1915. I found…

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Postcards from the Great War 16

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
“So Obvious.” Artist Bruce Bairnsfather. Published by “Bystander” “Bystander’s” Fragments from France – Series 1 Not postally used.

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Postcards from the Great War 15

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Bruce Bairnsfather had actual experience of life in the trenches before being invalided back to Blighty. His Fragments from France originally decorated many a dug-out on Western Front. I’m not sure he…

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Punch Cartoon 05

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
Two cartoons for the price of one! In the weeks leading up to the First World War, while the events in Europe did get coverage, the Irish Question and Home Rule…

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Punch Cartoon 04

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
As mentioned yesterday, the 12th August 1914 issue of Punch had smaller cartoons about the war in addition to the full page political cartoon. Here a young girl threatens to ‘pull every…

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