BB in WW2 Home Page

At the outbreak of World War Two, Bruce Bairnsfather was once more working for The Bystander, this time from the Home Front.

Old Bill was now too old to fight, and found himself the Pioneer Corps. His place at the Front was taken by Young Bill, whose adventures were recorded in a weekly strip cartoon for Illustrated, and in the film Old Bill & Son, released in 1940.

From 1944 to 1944 BB was attached to the US Forces in Europe, and contributed to Stars & Stripes newspaper.

Click on the links opposite for more information on BB and Old Bill in WW2.

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