As far as I can tell, there were two cartoon books from this conflict. At least from the British side. Since they won, I imagine they are quite proud of the cartoons. I do not know how the Argentineans feel about it. Leastwise, I have no cartoon collections from them about the conflict.
It has been thirty years since this little war. The Falklands recently discovered oil. Argentina has (re)built its military. However, Argentina and the UK supposedly had an understanding, but oil exploration may muddy that understanding.
Here is the cover of the first collection, printed in June 1982.
And the second, in August of that year.
The Term “Yomping” came into heavy use because of this conflict but has since faded away. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is a picture of “Yomping.”
These cartoons probably fall within the category of propaganda. Today I imagine they are definitely not P.C. Well, tough.
If you are curious about war propaganda cartoons do a search for banned cartoons, when you get there scroll down to the World War II Era Collection. Anyway, the cartoons are biased, dismissive of the enemy, and, as far as I am concerned, downright funny.
Let’s look at a few more.
Well, if you know of any other cartoons from this conflict, let me know.
It has been five months since I published this. I came across the following and felt it needed to be here. We joke about war, but then…
Ted, The Dalles, OR September 23, 2013