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Giles's War


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Dr Tim Benson is Britain's leading authority on political cartoons. He runs The Political Cartoon Gallery and Cafe which is located near the River Thames in Putney. He is the editor of the annual collection Britain's Best Political cartoons.He has also written numerous books on political cartoonists, including Churchill in Caricature, Low and the Dictators, The Cartoon Century: Modern Britain through the Eyes of Its Cartoonists, Drawing the Curtain: The Cold War in Cartoons and Over the Top: A Cartoon History of Australia at War.


[Giles's] genius was capturing the views of ordinary folk . . . Wonderful cartoons. -- Nick Robinson, Radio 4 Today
[The] secrets of much-loved wartime cartoonist Giles [are] revealed in a new book . . . The cartoons that had kept the Reynold's News readers laughing, including many of heroic Russians such as an amiable Joseph Stalin propping up a bar, or a doughty little peasant woman bringing in a clump of roped-up captured German soldiers - have been collected for the first time in Giles's War. * Guardian *
The cartoons offer a vivid portrayal of the war, of Giles's formative years and of a brief chapter in the history of co-operative journalism, when it boasted a future icon among its ranks. * Co-operative News *
A new book of WWII cartoons by Giles shows why his humour was so popular at the time . . . Giles's efforts can still surprise and even raise a smile. * Morning Star *
This treasurable collection includes more than 100 cartoons that have not been seen for 75 years. * Choice *

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