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Illustration from “To the Kwai — and Back,” by Ronald Searle, 1942

(Searle, the author, is the artist.)

[“Our battle, or rather our retreat … lasted a whole month. The confusion was unbelievable throughout – at least around us…we lumbered on with our desert warfare equipment – gas masks included.”

A side view of a British soldier in full tropical kit and tin hat. He carries a rifle in his right hand, where a tattoo can be seen on his forearm. He looks into the background towards two other soldiers.] — Wikimedia Commons



Credit: Ronald Searle [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

“We Can Do It!” by J. Howard Miller, 1942

From Wikimedia Commons:  [J. Howard Miller (1918–2004), artist employed by Westinghouse, used by the War Production Co-ordinating Committee.  “We Can Do It!” poster for Westinghouse, closely associated with Rosie the Riveter, although not a depiction of the cultural icon itself.  Model may be Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010) or Naomi Parker.]