Thursday, 12 July 2018
Little Known Incidents of WWII (No 3) - Tight Spots and Toto
Animal friends featured occasionally in War Comics, appealing to the young target audience and bolstering the humane credentials of the 'goodies'. In this story Billy, a stray dog, leads the Commandos to the hidden, enemy HQ. Commando missions in War Comics regularly made use of sewers and underground tunnels to penetrate the enemy position or make stealthy withdrawals. (!)
Will Wilkins manage to get into the tight crevice assigned to him?
The dubious look on his face as he is given this demanding task is priceless.
His colleagues in the background seem to be shrinking from volunteering.
or perhaps they're fantasing about Wilkin's own crevice.
The one on the extreme right looks like Tom of Finland's Kake.
Maybe I'm imagining the gay sub-text, but I always thought
the 'cockleshell' hats worn by Commandos made them look very cute and sexy.