Saturday, July 5, 2008

War Toons - Cartoons of World War II

This article, written by Kathy Monahan, is from the History Channel Magazine, May / June 2008 issue and includes art courtesy of fellow blogger, David Lesjak at "Toons At War".

War Department Educational Manual.

Disney's popular Donald Duck was pressed into supporting the war effort, along with other characters, in both official military publications and those for the public.

Donald Duck, USMC, leads a contingent of Disney favorites in the September 1942 issue of Coronet magazine.

Ensign Edwin F. Conway stands beside a Helldiver aircraft decorated with what is thought to be the first use of a Disney character.

An unidentified military officer watches Disney artist Hank Porter work on the insignia for the 108th Reconnaissance Squadron.

A Disney comic cover is signed by Douglas MacArthur, Hap Arnold, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Leahy, Ernest King, Charles Nimitz, and George Marshall.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Well, kind of a digression, but I received a DVD set of "The War", Ken Burns' latest documentary all about the history of WWII. Excellent as always, and recommended if you haven't seen it.