Sunday, December 16, 2012


Bécassine was a popular cartoon character in France for about 50 years.  She was depicted as a young Breton housemaid.  The comic started off as a put-down to Bretons, but grew more sympathetic with time.

Bécassine means snipe in French; tantamount to "fool."

She is very charming.  Here is Bécassine During the War, standing in between two Alsatian children.