Archive for the ‘Machin’ Category

‘Mac’ George Douglas Machin, sometimes known as ‘Captain Mac’ was known locally in his village of Dallington as a charming but eccentric character who was a ‘Fleet Street cartoonist’. He served as a balloon observer in the First World War, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also gained fame as a cartoonist for his work on the soldiers newspapers, ‘Blighty’ magazine. His output was prolific and his signature, ‘Mac’ appeared on drawings in scores of publications. He drew war posters for the Goverment in both world wars. He illustrated several sporting cigarette cards sets during the 1930s.”

Here are the slides from the talk given by Roy Iremonger for the Local History Group (please note that there are 91 illustrated slides and even after reducing the file size this is still 4MBm so may take a while to open)

George Douglas Machin

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