Comic Book War Heroes
Hardback 256pp Illustrated 280x195mm
9781845965549   Product Code: 92687
As the market for children's literature grew in the 1880s, publishers were quick to spot the appeal of war stories, and the penny dreadfuls gave way to battle-strewn story-papers such as The Union Jack and Chums. Using material from the original boys' comics and annuals, Riches traces the evolution of warfare for children, from the Indian Mutiny and the Boer War to the afterlife of the Second World War - still featuring in Action and Battle in the 1980s.