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Illustrated London News LTD

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    • This cartoon first appeared in the magazine The Bystander in 1917.

      Who would have thought that raspberry jam would be so important to the war effort? This cartoon shows an officer concerned about feeding his soldiers in the middle of a battle.

      Although it is the subject of a joke here, keeping track of supplies is a very necessary part of army life.

      Things to think about...
      • What do you think life in the trenches was like - would officers really be concerned about jam? Why?
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