Tananbaum, Duane, Drawn to public service

(New York, NY :  Columbia University Libraries,  c2009.)



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14. The Indestructible Spirit

Albany Knickerbocker News, 18 September 1940

Drawn during the Battle of Britain, when Nazi Germany was trying to bomb Britain into
submission, this cartoon portrays England's unshakable spirit and unyielding morale in the face
of attack. Jerry Costello presented this drawing to Mrs. Edith Altschul Lehman as a gift for the
"Bundles for Britain Committee," a women's charity organization which focused on gathering
and shipping needed supplies for British troops and civilians. Many New York society women,
including Mrs. Lehman, volunteered their services to the war relief effort by knitting and
collecting items for "Bundles for Britain" before America entered World War 11.

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