This chapter shows how children were able to ignore the effects of the war by losing themselves in stories by Enid Blyton, and looks at the last Biggles story of the first batch, which relates the capture of Biggles by German soldiers. From here, it shifts to the decline of war fiction after the Second World War, although there were several references to the war in weeklies and magazines, and notes that the genre of war was revived in movies such as His Affair. The chapter discusses violence in children's comics and their books, which was deepened by the war, and reveals the decrease in reprints of children's books over the war years and the increase i the publishing of original books for children. Finally, it considers the post-war effect on the children's book industry.
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