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In 1940, William Heath Robinson contributed a series of cartoons to The Sketch, with the overarching title of ‘The ubiquitous Winston’. As always with Heath Robinson, the humour resides in part in the detailed, and delicate, delineation of complicated, even impossible, manoeuvres. However, this series adds a degree of gentle irony, both verbal and visual, by presenting events from the enemy’s point of view, and casting Britain’s wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, as the villain of the piece – so here calling him ‘cowardly’. The underlying purpose of the series was to bolster morale among the British people by suggesting that Churchill was in complete control of all events, even at the micro-level. In this example, he is seen kidnapping William Joyce (1906-1946), the American-born fascist, who, during the war, broadcast Nazi propaganda to Britain from Germany. Joyce was the best known of the broadcasters to be identified as ‘Lord Haw-Haw’, a nickname coined by Jonah Barrington, the radio critic of the Daily Express.