Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Comic leadership

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b887 (Published 03 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b887
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    The second world war cast a long shadow over my generation. Even our school janitor had been lifted off the beaches at Dunkirk, only to return four years later, still being shot at. I marvelled at the courage of the characters in my Commando comic. My toy Action Man doll did not blowdry his hair or play on a skateboard but had a general issue cropped nylon hair style and was armed to his plastic teeth. My …

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