In this cartoon by famed British soldier and artist Bruce Bairnsfather, one soldier gives another a haircut while a shell flies overhead. The barber tells the anxious soldier to keep his head still or he will cut his ear off. Bairnfather's cartoons of trench life were published in the British newspaper, The Bystander, and proved extremely popular among Allied soldiers.
Print by Captain Charles Bruce Bairnsfather
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art