Bairnsfather

Bairnsfather

(ˈbɛənzˌfɑːðə)
n
(Biography) Bruce. 1888–1959, British cartoonist, born in India: best known for his cartoons of the war in the trenches during World War I
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Below the scene are the words, "Well, if you know of a better 'ole, go to it," and the name "Bruce Bairnsfather."
In addition to rare and interesting Great War commemoratives, he has secured a comprehensive range of around 60 pieces of pottery, all featuring the cartoons drawn by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather.
Despite objections to Bairnsfather's "vulgar caricature" in some quarters, his drawings proved hugely popular with the troops and gave a massive sales boost to the Bystander, which ran a weekly series of his cartoons from 1915.
Old soldiers included cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather, author AA Milne and cricketer Percy Jeeves.
They are reminiscent of the far from forgotten cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, who gave us the curmudgeonly Tommy, "Old Bill".
The second was another title character adaptation in "The Better 'Ole" (1926), playing Bruce Bairnsfather's World War I cartoon strip character Old Bill.
Among the artists acknowledged in the book were British artist Bruce Bairnsfather (famous for the Second World War cartoon "If you can find a better 'ole") and Canadian artists such as David Low and Les Callan.
Daniel, who had worked at the library for 14 years and was called up on the "rst day of the war, was declared missing and then presumed dead in March 1918 Meanwhile, as our pictures show, there was an exhibition of drawings by Bruce Bairnsfather at South Shields Museum in 1917-18 which was very popular.
Bruce Bairnsfather was born in India but brought up by his major father and mother at Bishopton, near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Bairnsfather fought in the First World War and created the British soldier character magazine.
Director Erica Whyman takes us from pre-war England to the hell of the First World War trenches with men from the Warwickshire regiment, led by Joseph Kloska, excellent as Second Lieutenant Bruce Bairnsfather. A parallel plot at a clearing hospital focuses on life among the WWI nurses.
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, the cartoonist who created Old Bill, archetypal grumpy soldier, remembered seeing his men swapping tobacco, alcohol and souvenirs such as buttons and badges "while one of my machine gunners, a bit of an amateur hair dresser in civilian life, cut the unnaturally long hair of a docile Boche who was patiently kneeling on the ground as the clippers crept up his neck".