Herbie and Friends: Cartoons in Wartime (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 1990 - History - 103 pages
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Clearly the favourite character of Canada's overseas troops during World War II, "Herbie" had a penchant for getting into some of the most bizarre predicaments imaginable. With feet that generally led to trouble and a nose like a disillusioned banana, Herbie provided Canadian soldiers with a daily ration of laughter at a time when humour was often at a premium. No figure before or since boosted so effectively the spirit of Canadians overseas.

As J.D. MacFarlane, Editor of The Maple Leaf, stated so aptly: "War can be funny as hell. Things happen to soldiers that shoudn't happen to a human -- crazy situations that add touches of humour to an otherwise grim business ... Herbie helped to win the war with laughs."

  

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Contents

The Cartoon
The Comic Strip
The Cartoonist
WWIWWII
Canadian Wartime Cartoons
A Legendary Success Story In Wartime Cartooning
Creator Bing
Herbies Evolution
Herbie Up Close
Herbie Relived
Reccommended Reading
Acknowledgements
Credits
Appreciation
The Author
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

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