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"Primitive Man"--a series by Major Ralph Hamilton (1918-1999)

Background: The truth is Ralph held a somewhat cynical view of humanity; it's evident to anyone who has seen his cartoons. He was always nice to people and animals (he often reminded people of Mark Twain); he just felt that humanity's record inspired trepidation rather than admiration. He was willing to poke fun at taboo subjects, and as one friend said, "Ralph was an equal opportunity cynic." I suggest it was his WW2 experience that jaundiced his view of humankind. As a prisoner of the Nazis, his captors marched him and his fellow prisoners through a demolished Germany to show the American pilots the effects of the bombings they'd helped conduct, including dead civilians. He included himself in the family of human primates, so he didn't feel superior. In fact I sensed he felt deep remorse for his part in WW2.

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Just throw it in the river, kids!
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Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang, 'Debra Dell', Duxford, England, 1944.
Ralph in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang, 'Debra Dell', Duxford, England, 1944.
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Maj. Ralph Hamilton in non standard military dress. 1972
Maj. Ralph Hamilton in non standard military dress. 1972
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Shawn Hamilton is a reporter and teacher in California. He began his teaching career in Taiwan in 1989 when large rallies were supporting the protesters at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China.

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