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Jachimiak, Peter Hughes. "“Woolly Bears and Toffee Apples”: History, memory, and masculinity in charley’s war." The Lion and the Unicorn 31.(2007): 162–75. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1353/uni.2007.0020
BibTeX citation key: Jachimiak2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Charley’s War", Children’s and young adults’ comics, Colquhoun. Joe, Gender, Memoria, Mills. Pat, United Kingdom, War
Creators: Jachimiak
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Collection: The Lion and the Unicorn
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Abstract
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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