After the War

This cartoon accurately depicts Britain's physical and mental position at the end of the Great War. Technically a victor, the effort so traumatised Britain, that there was no way that it could fool itself into thinking that it had won a great victory. The scars of this war were felt the length and breadth of the country for a generation and more. Victory came more as a relief than as a celebration.

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by Stephen Luscombe