'PASS FRIEND' by Snaffles (Snaffles (Charlie Johnson Payne))
'PASS FRIEND.' Pencil signed original print by Charlie Johnson Payne - 'Snaffles'
A fox passes Charlie White of the Home Guard.
One of Snaffles most evocative and poignant of his World War II prints.
Published with acknowledgments to Punch 6.11.40.
Very good colours. Pencil signed and blindstamped.
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He and Lucy lived just outside Guildford from 1925 until early in World War II. He helped with the camouflage of airfields, gasometers etc. and joined the Home Guard. When their house was narrowly missed by a stick of bombs, they moved first to Somerset, then to Devon and eventually to Orcheston in Wiltshire, before buying Orchard Cottage, Hindon Lane just after the war.