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Even during the Blitz the Hotspur showed a plucky schoolboy disarming a German bomb that had landed on the school football pitch.<br />
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Hearts and minds - Collection of wartime comics reveals the British response to the Nazi propaganda machine during WW2.<br />
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The Nazi's may have had the Hitler youth but an amazing collection of wartime comics reveals how Britain fought for the hearts and minds of its children through the unlikely pages of the Beano and Hotspur.<br />
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Although comic books were in their infancy at the outbreak of the war, the industry quickly got behind the war effort.<br />
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A collection of popular boys' publications due to appear at auction have revealed the extent of the propaganda effectuated by British media.  <br />
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Their bold front covers and story lines made every effort to ridicule Hitler and his henchmen and promote the plucky British underdog and the fast changing technology of War.<br />
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The online sale of the wartime comics by London auctioneer Comic Book Auctions will end on September 4.