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Release date- 09062014 - As the world commemorates the centenary of the First World War, a fascinating selection of rare postcards and trench publications will go on show to the public for the first time.
Discovered as part of a pioneering research project at the University of
The revealing materials will form part of the new Never Again!
The materials from soldiers' trench newspapers were uncovered by
Professor Chapman said: 'The harsh realities of trench warfare created a poignancy of humour through pain: ordinary people, including soldiers, were producing their own newspapers, and some were creating early comic strips when they were surrounded by suffering and death.
'This centenary year offers us an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of our ancestors 100 years ago, and I am delighted to be able to bring into public view these previously unseen illustrations. Some of the most powerful and memorable images from the First World War were created by cartoonists, and these materials provide a unique insight into the thoughts of the soldiers in the trenches, and their families back home.'
From the earliest days of the war, British cartoonists such as
The power of the wartime cartoon was also highlighted by the illustrations of Dutch artist
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