Who Created Colonel Blimp?

The character and stories of Colonel Blimp was created and illustrated by New Zealand artist David Low.

Colonel Blimp The Evening Standard

Colonel Blimp first appeared in The Evening Standard on the 21st of April 1934. His adventures and gaffs soon caught the popularity of the UK and further afield.

Blimpish Word Origin

Within a few years the word and phrase Blimpish soon came into common usage in Britain. It meant to be incompetent, pompous and unthinking and was particularly used by the military.

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The Drummer Boy

The Drummer Boy is my latest novel about the ghost of a Gordon Highlander Drummer Boy from the Battle of Waterloo who haunts a modern day army nurse.

It is packed with trivia about the Napoleonic War, His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen, the history of Tidworth Military Hospital and about modern day nursing and emergency first aid as well as the battlefield medical care during the Battle of Waterloo.

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David Low

David Low was born in Dunedin 1891 and moved to the UK in 1919 to work at The Daily News and The Star. In 1927 he left and started work for The Evening Standard. He also had illustrations published in The New Statesmen and Punch Magazine.

Hitler Cartoons

During the Second World War David Low was an official war artist and his cartoons increased morale amongst the troops and people at home. His cartoons of Adolf Hitler was some of the best propaganda produced.

After the War David Low worked for the Daily Herald and The Manchester Guardian. He was knighted in 1962 and died in 1963.

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