Jachimiak, Peter Hughes: "“Woolly Bears and Toffee Apples”. History, Memory, and Masculinity in Charley’s War." In: The Lion and the Unicorn 31 (2007), S. 162–175.
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Keywords: "Charley’s War", Children’s and young adults’ comics, Colquhoun. Joe, Gender, Memoria, Mills. Pat, United Kingdom, War
Collection: The Lion and the Unicorn
Written by Pat Mills, and with artwork by Joe Colquhoun, Charley’s War, published in Battle-Action (Jan 1979–Oct 1986), is an anti-war strip within a boy’s pro-war comic. Concerned with the exploits of Charley Bourne, a ‘boy soldier’ of the First World War, it is re-read as an insight into the existence of multiple masculinities within children’s texts. Furthermore, as a ‘site of memory’ – where history, memory and masculinity converge – Charley’s War readily facilitates a form of remembrance whereby such cultural artefacts as children’s comics are on par with more well-known monuments.
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