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Mcgill's War : A History of Life in Britain During the Great War (Illustrated) (Paperback) (John Paul
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Known as the “king of the saucy postcard,” Donald McGill (1875–1962) was an English artist who is appreciated today as much for his masterful double entendres as he was for his apt social observations. He skillfully brought to life every hilarious aspect of English life with his roguish cartoons, depicting everyone from plump old woman and loony vicars to drunken, foolish men. World War I did not escape his clever pen, of course, and he hilariously mocked the enemy and portrayed life on the home front.With McGill’s War, John Wilton provides a fascinating narrative to a variety of the wartime topics that the artist covered with his satirical postcards, including conscription, rationing, lice, war profiteers, and more. A charming visual look into wartime home sentiments, this book will amuse historians and postcard collectors alike.