Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wartime Illustrations in French Children's Magazines
From the Collection of Tony Langley

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Full page color illustration from the French children's weekly Les Trois Couleurs,
Issue no. 25, by Robert de Grandval

If it had been in the U.S.A. in 1954 when this drawing was made instead of France during the Great War, it's a good bet that the Kefauver Comic Book Hearings would have had something uncharitable to say about the gory violence, mayhem, and fury displayed in this magazine illustration for children. Nevertheless, such illustrations were common in publications for young people. TL  


  1. Check out the Boy Allies series too!

  2. I think such type of paintings and illustrations are alluring to the artists but not for little children. Thank God that they haven't been in children magazines or they would have made a violence sense.