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ISBN: 9781853757693 - Punch Goes to War
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Punch Goes to War

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Helen Walasek

ISBN: 9781853757693
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Prion Books Ltd


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This is a portrait of Britain at war featuring humour, politics, and the bulldog spirit of the Brits! The book contains many classic cartoons from the most famous British illustrators of the time: E.H. Shephard, Fougasse, Pont, and others.

 

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Historian Asa Briggs commented that "Punch" through the Second World War recaptures the mood of the period perhaps more evocatively than any other source. And "Punch"'s renowned cartoons, above all, reveal the flavour of the era to present-day readers - bringing to life the restrictions, foibles and fears of wartime Britain. Gas masks, blackouts, evacuation, identity cards, air raids, rationing, Digging For Victory, Land Girls and Wrens, "Punch" depicted the British as they Kept Calm and Carried On. "Punch Goes to War" is an entertaining and nostalgic look at the British during one of the most stirring eras of our recent past and is a uniquely accessible historical document. 2010 represents the 70th anniversary of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain and the beginning of the "Blitz", all of which feature prominently in the book.