Category: WW2 Cartoons

September Cartoon of the Month

September Cartoon of the Month

The presence of increasing numbers of young women on the land in the early 1940s in Britain, as more male farm workers left to join the armed forces and members of the Women’s Land...

July Cartoon of the Month

July Cartoon of the Month

Those members of the Women’s Land Army who were transferred to the Women’s Timber Corps [WTC], 1942-1946 were equally open to cartoonists’ sniping that, because these young women were new to the job, they...

June Cartoon of the Month

June Cartoon of the Month

The aim of the Women’s Land Army was to seek out an entirely new source of labour to work on the land. This meant recruiting young women from mainly urban backgrounds. Most were from...

April Cartoon of the Month

April Cartoon of the Month

Cartoonists (almost exclusively men!) were often poking fun at the newly-created ‘land girls’ of the Women’s Land Army in newspaper and magazines during both world wars, but particularly during World War Two. These young women...

March Cartoon Of The Month

March Cartoon Of The Month

The Home Guard was formed on 14 May 1940 as Local Defence Volunteers, a secondary force to assist the regular army in defending Britain in the event of an invasion by Germany during the Second World War. It...

February Cartoon Of The Month

February Cartoon Of The Month

The first American servicemen arrived in Britain on 26 January 1942 as Britain’s new allies in the fight against Germany in the Second World War. By 1944 half a million Americans had been stationed here...