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  • Author:
    Peter Tory
  • ISBN:
    0747210411
  • ISBN13:
    978-0747210412
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  • Publisher:
    Headline Book Publishing; First Edition edition (October 6, 1994)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Graphic Design
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Following GILES: A LIFE IN CARTOONS and THE GILES FAMILY, the third in this tribute concentrates on Giles' wartime cartoons

Following GILES: A LIFE IN CARTOONS and THE GILES FAMILY, the third in this tribute concentrates on Giles' wartime cartoons. He describes his experiences to Peter Tory, and chooses 150 of his favourite wartime cartoons.

Giles's wartime cartoons.

Giles was rejected for war service for being blind in one eye and deaf in one ear following a motorcycle accident, but made . The book also discusses how Giles misled his biographer Peter Tory over many details of his career.

Giles was rejected for war service for being blind in one eye and deaf in one ear following a motorcycle accident, but made animated shorts for the Ministry of Information, while some of his cartoons were reprinted in poster form for the Railway Executive Committee and others. In 1945 he became the Daily Express's "War Correspondent Cartoonist" with the 2nd Army. At one point during World War II he was assigned as War Correspondent to the Coldstream Guards unit which liberated the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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About Giles "Giles: a life in cartoons" by Peter Tory (1992) "The Giles Family" by Peter Tory (1993) "Giles At War" by Peter .

About Giles "Giles: a life in cartoons" by Peter Tory (1992) "The Giles Family" by Peter Tory (1993) "Giles At War" by Peter Tory (1994) "The Ultimate Giles" by Peter Tory (1995) "Grandma" by Robert Beaumont (1999). at the British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent. Giles (surname) - People with the surname Giles include:Real people Ashley Giles, English cricketer Brian Giles, baseball player for the San Diego Padres Calum Giles, English field hockey player Cameron Giles, American rap artist Carl Giles, Britis.

Giles At War by Peter Tory (1994). The Ultimate Giles by Peter Tory (1995). Grandma by Robert Beaumont (1999). Giles: One of the Family: the life and cartoons of Carl Giles from his personal archive by Dr. Nicholas Hiley, British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent (2008) Catalogue. Giles, Carl - Biography at the British Cartoon Archive, University of Kent.

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Following "Giles: A life in cartoons" and "The Giles family", the third in this tribute concentrates on Giles' wartime cartoons. He describes his experiences to Peter Tory, and chooses 150 of his favourite wartime cartoons.

Katishi
Good perspective on life in Britain during the war years if you like Giles. These books sell for almost nothing in new condition so you just pay postage.
Blueshaper
THIS WAS A DIFFERENT FORMAT FROM MOST GILES BOOKS BUT IT WAS INTERESTING TO READ DETAILS OF HIS LIFE
kolos
Balances my copy of "Bill Mauldin's Army." I really like it.
Gabar
My Father help Giles during the war and they stayed FRIENDS, Both had the same way of looking at things, I miss them both.
Vispel
Growing up my parents were given a copy of each new Giles book as a Christmas gift and my older sister and I would take turns reading them, so I was pleased to find this book at a second -hand store.The cartoons are of course front and centre with some commentary relating to each one, but there is also a separate narrative about how Giles was involved during the war.The physical layout detracts somewhat from the flow of reading as the main narrative is interrupted by the cartoons (Often mid-sentence)and their commentaries so it is easy to lose focus of what the paragraph was saying. This is really the only complaint about the book which I have just now finished reading.

The book is the third of three which detail the life and story of cartoonist Carl Giles and focuses on his experiences during World War 2. The author, Peter Tory, was a columnist for the Daily Express and had worked with Giles on and off for twenty-eight years so he had a really good understanding of who he was.

For the first three years of the war, Giles stayed at home and was a member of the Home Guard. He was deaf in one ear which ruled him out for active service, but eventually he was asked if he would consider going to Europe as a War Correspondent and he immediately agreed. His cartoons, which usually took the part of the common soldier versus the officers, were always a great morale booster.In September of 1944 Giles was flown into Brussels and shortly after was driven to the front lines near Eindhoven. He sent a note home which included the following: "I doubt whether the average front-line soldier's comments would get past even the most broad-minded censor, but one and all agree a) It is cold. b) It is wet. c) There may be worse places d) But not many."

One of the most fascinating and moving parts of the book for me was the description of Giles reactions on being with film critic Paul Holt and the Coldstream Guards gazing through the wire of Belsen Concentration camp as it was being liberated. Giles remembered, "You could actually hear the screams and the shouting, from what I suppose you would call the depot, where a train full of prisoners had just drawn in. All you could do was look and just try to absorb what you were seeing." Initially Giles did not want to enter the camp at all, but Paul Holt told him, " You have to go in, Carl.We both have to. It is important that we see it so that we can pass it on. Tell the world. We have a duty. We have to go in. We really do." "When you see this in the papers back home you won't want to believe it, any more than will the readers. We have to confirm to them that this place existed. We must go in." And so they entered. The impact on Giles was tremendous and Giles admitted that the horrors he saw there were beyond both his words and his ability to cartoon. It was one element of the war that he just could not draw, feeling that the photographs taken would show what had happened far more eloquently than anything he could draw. The images he saw were to stay with him throughout his life.

Giles was a great character and he, for the most part enjoyed himself while in the war zone whether he was talking to local citizens, soldiers or even Germans.

His cartoons form an important part of the book, but the story of his life and experiences really stood out for me and was very informative. Some of the cartoons don't really stand the test of time, but were very appropriate for the era in which they were drawn. Giles was known for the accuracy of detail when it came to uniforms etc. in the cartoons.I wish the cartons had come at the end of each chapter rather than interspersed within, but the book was still a great find for me and is one I would recommend to others interested in this time period.