British and Australian soldiers



DescriptionThis cartoon is a more refined version of INF 3/1349. The cartoon depicts British and Australian soldiers under their national flags pointing bayonets at an unarmed racially stereotyped Japanese soldier, buck teethed, ape like and short sighted. The Japanese soldier has become a far more of a sub-human caricature in this piece though is depicted as being larger and slightly more ferocious. The cartoon is in much greater detail than the earlier version. Interestingly the Australian soldier is now wearing all of the same personal equipment, which adorns the British Infantryman, undoubtedly a reference to bearing the same burden.
Authorby Giles
Date1944 >
CollectionAllied unity
Link sourcehttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/theartofwar/prop/allied_unity/INF3_1349.htm