Heath Robinson's Second World War: The Satirical Cartoons by W. Heath RobinsonHeath Robinson's Second World War: The Satirical Cartoons by W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson's Second World War: The Satirical Cartoons

byW. Heath Robinson

Hardcover | July 15, 2016

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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.
W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) was a British cartoonist. Trained in painting at the Royal Academy of Arts, he eventually became so well-known for the madcap contraptions that were the subject of cartoons in popular weeklies that a codebreaking device was named after him during WWII. Cecil Hunt (1902–1954) was a writer and editor of more...
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Title:Heath Robinson's Second World War: The Satirical CartoonsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.8 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:BODLEIAN LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORDLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1851244433

ISBN - 13:9781851244430

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Heath Robinson at War
Cartoons from The Sketch
The War in the Air