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National Symbols and Erotics: the Great War November 10, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
National Symbols and Erotics: the Great War

Nations are often personified: Lady Liberty for France, Uncle Sam for the States, Britannia for the UK. Nor is this new. There is a memorable fifth-century Latin poem that goes through the Roman Empire doling out identities to the different provinces: Gaul, for example, appears as a warrior with two spears. But Beach has recently […]

Cartooning the Great War October 8, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Cartooning the Great War

***Dedicated to KR*** Beach wasted a couple of hours this morning thanks to KR who got him interested in online Great War cartoon books. There are the first and second volume of Raemakers’ Cartoon History of the War and perhaps more to Beach’s taste Punch’s History of the War. Can he also advertise this little […]