Heath Robinson's Second World War

The Satirical Cartoons

W. Heath Robinson

Heath Robinson's Second World War

W. Heath Robinson

Distributed for Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

With an Introduction by Geoffrey Beare
160 pages | 104 halftones, 46 line drawings | 7 1/2 x 10 | © 2015
Cloth $25.00 ISBN: 9781851244430 Published July 2016 For sale in North America only
With Heath Robinson’s Second World War, Britain’s “Gadget King” uses his characteristic madcap contraptions to poke good-natured fun at the war. From a series of cork bath mats strung together to enable soldiers to cross a treacherous stream to a tank complete with piano attachment for campsite concertos, the cartoons found here are uproariously funny while also forming a cheerful critique of some of the absurdities of war.

Heath Robinson was a household name in Britain, and millions of readers around the world continue to thoroughly enjoy his cartoons today. This classic military-themed compendium will be a favorite with fans of the cartoonist’s complicated, fanciful contraptions.
Contents
Foreword
Heath Robinson at War
Cartoons from The Sketch
The War in the Air
 
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