Bairnsfather, Bruce (bârnzˈfäħər) [key], 1888–1959, English illustrator and author, b. India. He served with the British forces in World War I and created the cartoon character "Old Bill" to typify the spirit of the British infantryman. During World War II, Bairnsfather was cartoonist with the U.S. forces in Europe. His works include Fragments from France (1916), Bullets and Billets (1917), and Jeeps and Jests (1943).
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