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Heath Robinson's Second World War: The Satirical Cartoons
by W. Heath Robinson
introduction by Geoffrey Beare
Bodleian Library Publishing, 2016
Cloth: 978-1-85124-443-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
With Heath Robinson’s Second World War, Britain’s “Gadget King” uses his characteristic madcap contraptions to poke good-natured fun at the war. From a series of cork bath mats strung together to enable soldiers to cross a treacherous stream to a tank complete with piano attachment for campsite concertos, the cartoons found here are uproariously funny while also forming a cheerful critique of some of the absurdities of war.

Heath Robinson was a household name in Britain, and millions of readers around the world continue to thoroughly enjoy his cartoons today. This classic military-themed compendium will be a favorite with fans of the cartoonist’s complicated, fanciful contraptions.
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