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"Bursting in on Italian soldiers" by Roland Davies, 1939-1945. Gouache & ink on board.

Bursting in on Italian soldiers

"Bursting in on Italian soldiers" by Roland Davies, 1939-1945

Catalogue ref: INF 3/531Links to the Catalogue

An illustration from Book ‘B', Boys' Adventure Stories, depicting tough-looking Commandos bursting in on Italian soldiers playing cards, surprising them and obviously about to overpower them with a very badly drawn revolver. Bizarrely the second commando in the doorway appears to be totally unarmed.

The picture on the wall to the left of the door appears to be of Mussolini.

These comic books were aimed at Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern children in British occupied or controlled territories.