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Next best' by Bertram Prance. This cartoon shows wounded man in a hospital bed being visited by an elderly woman dressed in her Sunday best. The caption reads: 'THE NEXT BEST. / THE MINISTERING ANGEL: "HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HABIT OF GOING TO CHURCH?" / THE SUFFERER (ex-Taxi Driver): "NO, MUM, CAN'T SAY AS 'OW I 'AVE; BUT (hopefully) I'VE DROVE PEOPLE THERE LOTS OF TIMES." ' 'Sea-Pie' included cartoons by some of the most promising illustrators of the day. Bertram Prance (1889-1958) became very well known as a cartoonist and illustrator in the 1920s and 30s, for his contributions to 'Punch' and 'The Humorist' magazines, and later for his illustrations for Malcolm Saville's children's books. In later life he increasing turned to landscape oil painting, his work still being shown in his native Devon today.

Illustrator: Prance, Bertram

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Between two fires' by E. Eschini. This cartoon shows an army captain sitting at a desk shouting orders while a dismayed private is blown over the wall towards the captain by a nearby explosion. The caption reads: 'BETWEEN TWO FIRES. CAPTAIN HOTSPUR: "ORDERLY, ORDERLY!" / ORDERLY: "COMING, SIR."' Here the stereotypical hot-tempered army captain is satirised, the caption 'Between two fires' implying that the captain's rage is as fearful to the lower ranks as an exploding shell.

Illustrator: Eschini, E.

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We withdrew, without fighting' by Arthur Moreland. This cartoon shows British soldiers marching a group of German prisoners away from the lines. A German soldier is depicted saying to one of his counterparts, '"WE WITHDREW, WITHOUT FIGHTING, TO A POSITION PREVIOUSLY PREPARED."' The implication seems to be that the German troops have surrendered in a cowardly manner. Some of the best-known cartoonists and illustrators of the day contributed work to 'Sea-Pie', including Bert Thomas and Lawson Wood. Arthur Moreland was another successful commercial artist, who illustrated series of postcards and contributed to the 'Daily News' as well as to 'Sea-Pie'.

Artist: Moreland, Arthur

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By Lawson Wood. This cartoon shows an army private falling through the snowy roof of a dugout. The bag containing food rations he is holding has split and its contents are rining down on his fellow soldiers. The caption reads 'COMING THROUGH WITH THE RATIONS'. Lawson Wood (1878-1957) was a well known illustrator and artist thoughout the first half of the twentieth century. As well as 'Sea-Pie', his cartoons also appeared in 'Punch' magazine and in the 'Illustrated London News', and he illustrated several books, including 'The Merry Monkeys' in 1946.

Artist: Wood, Lawson, 1878-1957