Using images from a wide variety of international wartime magazines, newspapers, books, postcards, posters and prints Mark Bryant tells the history of World War I from both sides of the conflict in an
Using images from a wide variety of international wartime magazines, newspapers, books, postcards, posters and prints Mark Bryant tells the history of World War I from both sides of the conflict in an immediate and refreshing manner that brings history alive.
The book contains more than 300 cartoons and caricatures, in colour and black and white, many of which are published here in book form for the first time.
Artists featured include such famous names as Bruce Bairnsfather, H.M.Bateman, F.H.Townshend, Alfred Leete, E.J. Sullivan, Lucien Metivet and Louis Raemaekers, with drawings from the Bystander, London Opinion, Daily Graphic, Punch, Le Rire, Simplicissimus and Kladderadatsch amongst many others.
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Dr Mark Bryant
is a leading authority in the field of historical cartoons and caricature. Other titles he has produced for Grub Street include World War II in Cartoons, Napoleonic Wars in Cartoons and The World's Greatest War Cartoonists and Caricaturists, 1792-1945.
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"Let's be honest. There is little about war that could be construed remotely amusing. But in this book of World War 1 cartoons, there is a most interesting collection of cartoons that are not for the most part of the humorous variety They were used as tools for intimidation, often as well to mock other countries and their leader. Mark Bryant has assembled quite the assortment from both sides of the War, showing how cartoonists viewed War and those who were part of the conflict. . . One of the most interesting aspect of these cartoons is the fact they are basically a history lesson. Much of the War itself we can learn through the vast variety of cartoons, and how the War was and would ultimately play out."
— Shelf Life