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Cartoons: World War II

“By the time you are reading this,” wrote Post editors in an early 1944 issue, “American troops on various war fronts around the world will be reading the first monthly overseas edition of the Post.” The issues were lightweight, since ads were omitted, but they contained several articles, short stories, and many cartoons. The soldiers loved cartoons!

"Hardly any of them have trouble reading that chart." from January 17, 1942


"Hardly any of them have trouble reading that chart.&quot
January 17, 1942

"They say he sounds like the siren." from February 28, 1942


"They say he sounds like the siren."
February 28, 1942

"How would you like to be in that guy’s shoes? Facin' DiMaggio, with the bases loaded!" from July 11, 1942


"How would you like to be in that guy’s shoes? Facin' DiMaggio, with the bases loaded!"
July 11, 1942

"It's no use, Mrs. Tuttle, I just don’t have any butter." from March 20, 1943


"It's no use, Mrs. Tuttle, I just don’t have any butter."
March 20, 1943


"Well, the way I figure it censor censor censor censor and censor censor censor censor!"
September 18, 1943

"Oh, come now. With all that's happening these days you don’t think you could frighten me?" from March 7, 1943


"Oh, come now. With all that's happening these days you don't think you could frighten me?"
March 7, 1943

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  • Charles Neumann

    Very Funny. Humor is needed in bad times even more than “normal” times. Loved the soldier feeling sorry for the pitcher facing Joe DiMaggio. The yound Lady after butter was very funny too.