Its All A Bit Heath Robinson

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Heath Robinson remains one of Britain's most famous illustrators and has embedded himself into English vernacular, inspiring the phrase it's all a bit Heath Robinson to describe any implausible and unnecessarily complex contraption. Born in London, his first talent was illustrating and cartoons. But it was his love of inventing that was to win him fame, and during the First World War he was to produce some of the quirkiest cartoons for some of the strangest weapons ever thought of.

From his Kaiser's campaigning car to his idea for Cat-moo-flage to protect civilians from air raids, his cartoons are a fantastical take on the technology of the First World War. Sadly, his inventions were rejected by the Inventions Board, but his charm and eccentricity was loved by the public and he remains a legendary figure to this day. This is the first book to bring his collection of First World War cartoons together.


144 pages

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 978-0750955942