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Jane At War

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Out of print.

A massive book collection of the famous Daily Mirror strip Jane. The most popular newspaper strip during World War Two, Jane kept the troops amused as well as those at home. This book of over 500 pages reprints all the daily strips from 1939 to 1945.

Originally entitled Jane's Journal, Or the Diary of a Bright Young Thing, the salacious comic strip featured the misadventures of the title ingenue. The heroine had a habit of frequently (and most often inadvertently) losing her clothes. Her intimate confidant was a pet dachshund named Fritz. Her full name was Jane Gay, a play on the name Lady Jane Grey.

The strip became very popular during the Second World War and was considered morale-boosting, inspiring a similar American version, Milton Caniff's comic strip Male Call. Until 1943, Jane rarely stripped beyond her undergarments, but then she made a fully nude appearance when getting out of a bath and clumsily falling into the middle of a crowd of British soldiers. After the war, Norman Pett's assistant, Michael Hubbard, continued the strip, beginning in 1948.

Condition is worn with tanned page edges, but complete, tight and clean.

Author: Norman Pett
Artist: Norman Pett
Publisher: Wolfe Publishing, 1976 (Out of Print)
Number of pages: 500
Format: Soft Cover; Black & White illustrations
Size: 8" x 11" (200mm x 275mm)
ISBN: 0723407169
Book Condition: VG - Very Good

Price:  45.00
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