1st September 2014
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather's biographers Tonie and Valmai Holt have created an online petition as part of their campaign to gain recognition for the Bairnsfather's work and the effect of his cartoons upon morale during the First World War.
The Holts propose that a leading member of the Government should make a statement in the House that Bairnsfather's contribution should be retrospectively recognised and that that statement should be made in October 2015, shortly before the 100th Anniversary of the publication of Bairnsfather's most famous cartoon - 'The Better 'Ole'.
For more information or to sign the petition, visit iPetitions.com.
For more examples of Bruce Bairnsfather's work, see this article by Major and Mrs Holt, published by Warfare online magazine: Bairnsfather, Billets and Bullets.
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