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Posted on Friday 15th August

From 11 August - 13 September, a free exhibition of the work of First World War cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather will be held at the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Warwick.

The exhibition comprises items from the Museum’s own collection as well as many interesting examples from the collection of Bairnsfather’s biographers, Major and Mrs Holt, including original artwork and many pottery items decorated with Bairnsfather’s famous cartoons.

On Saturday, 13 September at 11:00am, Major and Mrs Holt will be giving a highly illustrated talk about Bairnsfather and the significant effect his cartoons had on morale, both at the Front and on the Home Front. The Meeting House, Warwick Quaker Centre CV34 4AX. Advance tickets available from the Museum at a cost of £3.00, which goes to the Museum funds.

Further Reading

The Best of Fragments from France

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The Best of Fragments from France

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by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather

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… Read more...

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