Jane was a wartime phenomenon. She was also an important feature in the morale of Britain's fighting forces around the world and to those left behind on the 'Home Front'. So important, in fact, that her fame extended to the House of Commons where one wartime MP referred to our troops as 'Jane's fighting men!' Until now there has been no published study of Jane or the woman who inspired her. In a production combining words, photographs and selective cartoons, an in-depth look is taken at the Jane story and, in particular, the beautiful real life model behind that story, Christabel Leighton-Porter.
The Best of Fragments from France (Kindle)
Bruce Bairnsfather (BB) was the most famous cartoonist of the First World War and his soldier characters Old Bill, Bert and Alf, faced with sardonic good humour everything that the Germans, the mud and their officers could throw at them. However, Bruce (known by some as ‘The Man Who Won the War’) never received the acclaim that he deserved for the morale boost that his cartoons gave to the troops at the front and to the people back at home. The 50th Anniversary of Bairnsfather’s death on 29 September 2009 offered an opportunity to redress the balance, and acknowledging it in combination…By Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, Major and Mrs Holt
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