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Pictured: Jim Spencer with the WW2 artwork books
Comical drawings of life inside a Second World War army camp by a British soldier have sold after languishing in a loft for almost 80 years.
The 40 illustrations are accompanied by stories about the camp's eclectic array of characters narrated by the pet mascot, a cat called 'Little Purr'.
The charmingly naive drawings were produced in 1943 somewhere in the Middle East by an unnamed soldier who was later killed in battle.
He used his talent as an artist to poke fun at camp life, with images of a burly soldier peeling potatoes, a greedy mess officer slyly eating a sausage before serving them up and a musical serviceman making rude noises with his tuba.
The drawings are included in two manuscripts that were salvaged by a fellow soldier who brought them home with him at the end of the war.