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Posted on Thursday 21st August
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.
More examples of Bairnsfather's work can be seen in this article by Major and Mrs Holt, Bairnsfather, Billets and Bullets.
In Search Of The Better 'Ole(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Major and Mrs Holt
Bruce Bairnsfather created one of the best-known cartoon characters of the First World War - 'Old Bill' and he drew what many consider to be the most enduring cartoon of all time - the 'Better Ole'.
Reprinted due to popular demand this biography was the first to be published about the man and his work.
During the First World War the contribution of Bairnsfather's work to the morale… Read more...
Of further interest...
Bairnsfather, Bullets and BilletsFri 13th December
Battlefield guide authors Major and Mrs Holt have begun a campaign for the nation to formally honour First World War cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Read article...
Bairnsfather's Christmas Truce, 1914Mon 17th December
Extracted from In Search of the Better 'Ole by Tonie and Valmai Holt, a look at Bruce Bairnsfather's Christmas Truce, 1914 by Major and Mrs Holt. Read article...
The Better 'Ole – 100 Years OnTue 17th November
On the centenary anniversary of the drawing and publication of Bruce Bairnsfather's most famous cartoon, Tonie and Valmai Holt explore the history Read article...
Operation Market Garden - 17 September 1944Tue 17th September
An overview of Operation Market Garden by renowned battlefield guide authors Major and Mrs Holt, focusing on the first day of the operation Read article...