Saturday, 14 December 2013

Dad's Army Memorabilia: The Dad Army Annual 1973

Dad's Army Annual 1973
Published in Great Britain, World Distributors, 1972
SBN: 7235 0142 4, 80 Pages

Between 1973 and 1977 World Distributors produced 6 annuals based on the Dad's Army TV Series.

Each book featured new all original text and comic strip stories documenting the adventures of Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard frequently accompanied by high quality illustrations.

The 1973 Annual is thoroughly illustrated inside with text stories, cartoon strips and articles on the Second World War. Of particular interest is an introduction to the series characters which gives an insight of their backgrounds.

The Front and rear cover feature three publicity stills from the Dad's Army movie .

The Text stories are well illustrated in places, but obviously as more than one artist worked on the book, quality suffers (notably the cartoon strips!).

Text Stories:
Which Way To Walmington?
Parachute Invasion
The Anti-Jerry Device
Souped-up Tactics!
The Platoon on Manoeuvres
False Alarm!
The New Recruits

Cartoon Strip Stories:
Guerilla Warfare
Invasion

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