The Two Types

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Elton John sings about how ‘comic book characters never grow old’ and are, ‘evergreen heroes whose stories are told...’. The ‘infamous’ Two Types are among them

Cartoons are a unique form of journalism that contrasts heavily with other forms of communication. They offer an alternative to formal news reporting by distilling news into humorous and instant commentary on current affairs.

They explain stories in manners that articles cannot, by capturing the human nature of the subjects they depict while satire adds to their appeal. It is therefore no surprise that cartoons found a place in the regulated world of the British Army in World War Two.

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