1st ed., 1981 (BCA). 192 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 18cm. Spine of d.j., faded o/w V.G. From the Napoleonic era to modern times cartoonists have upheld Britain's sense of humour, making it one of the nation's most successful secret weapons in times of war. This unique record presents cartoons from nineteenth and twentieth century wars and includes biographies of over 20 of the best artists. The cartoons not only show the funny side of war, but also reveal them to be an accurate historical record, providing great insight into people's feelings and anxieties of the time.