CodeGB/BCA/2911
Dates1916-1995
Person NameGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)
SurnameGiles
ForenamesRonald Carl
AboutRonald 'Carl' Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. His father, Albert Giles, was a tobacconist, but his mother was the daughter of a Norfolk farmer and he spent his school holidays in East Anglia. Giles attended Barnsbury Park School - where he was taught by the severe, skeletal Mr Chalk who later featured in his cartoons - but had no formal art training. As Giles later acknowledged, the closest he came to art training was the encouragement of Sir Alfred Munnings, President of the Royal Academy, to whom his uncle was butler.

Leaving school aged 14, Giles worked as an office boy for a Wardour Street film company, but then progressed to becoming a junior animator on cartoons. He moved to Elstree, where from 1935 he worked for Alexander Korda, and was one of the principal animators on the first full-length British colour cartoon film with sound, 'The Fox Hunt'. After this was completed, Giles went to Ipswich to join Roland Davies, who was setting up a studio to animate his popular newspaper strip "Come On Steve". Six 10 minute films were produced, beginning with 'Steve Steps Out' in 1936, but although Giles was the head animator, he received no screen credit. On the death of his brother in 1937, Giles returned to London, and, after speculatively submitting work, got a job as staff artist on the left-wing weekly 'Reynolds News', producing single-panel cartoons and the strip "Young Ernie".

Giles was much influenced by the Punch cartoons of Graham Laidler - "Pont" - and later admitted that when Laidler died in 1941 it was "the same sort of shock as when someone dies in the family": "I missed his drawings and went on missing them." His "Young Ernie" strip was noted by John Gordon, editor of the 'Sunday Express', and in 1943 Giles was invited to the Beaverbrook headquarters in Fleet Street to be interviewed for a job on the 'Evening Standard'. As it turned out he was offered a job on the 'Daily Express' and 'Sunday Express', at a higher salary than he was getting, and duly left 'Reynolds News', taking his strip with him. His first cartoon for his new employer appeared in the 'Sunday Express' of 3 October 1943.

In 1943 Giles moved to Ipswich, where he set up a studio. A motor-cycle accident had left him blind in one eye and deaf in one ear, so he was rejected for war service, but during the war he made cartoon films for the Ministry of Information, including 'One Pair of Nostrils' for the Ministry of Health, and, in 1944, 'The Grenade'. His cartoons were also reproduced as posters for the Railway Executive Committee and others. In 1945 he became the 'Daily Express' "War Correspondent Cartoonist" with the 2nd Army. Giles was best known for his Express "family", which first appeared in a published cartoon on 5 August 1945, and had enormous popular appeal.

In 1948 Strube was sacked and Giles took his job on the 'Daily Express'. However, he insisted on cartooning no more than three days a week - two cartoons for the 'Daily Express', where from 1949 he alternated with Cummings, and one for the 'Sunday Express'. Yet he could still be late with his cartoons, which had to be sent down from Ipswich. He proved to be strongest in social comment, and in 1949 Arthur Christiansen, editor of the 'Daily Express', told Beaverbrook that his political skills were weak: "I do not think that Giles could possibly compete in Low's field. He is not a political cartoonist. Whenever he tries this line of country, he flops badly." Despite being praised by Vicky as "a present-day Hogarth", he never succeeded in this area.

Giles also contributed to 'Men Only' and other publications, drew advertising cartoons for Guinness, Fisons and others, and designed Christmas cards for the RNLI, Royal National Institute for the Deaf and Game Conservancy Research Fund. In 1959 he was awarded the OBE. Giles cited his influences as Bairnsfather and Pont, and he himself directly influenced the style of Jak, Mac and others. He set his cartoon figures against elaborately-detailed naturalistic backgrounds, often with fascinating sub-plots occurring away from the main focus of the picture. He never submitted roughs, observing that "I can't work that way - I just sit down and draw the thing." He also never worked at the Express's office in London but sent his drawings in from his home near Ipswich, Suffolk.

Giles continued to avoid political caricature, although just occasionally public figures did appear among the stock characters - as in his cartoon on 12 May 1970, which featured the opening of a cartoon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and included Harold Wilson and Edward Heath. He was generally treated with enormous care at the Express, but he was fundamentally shy and could be petulant. On a number of occasions he threatened resignation. Lynn Barber, who joined the 'Sunday Express' in 1982, recalled how "editors and picture editors quailed before him and silently endured the thrice-weekly nightmare of getting his work from Ipswich": "When the trains were delayed they sent a taxi; when Giles was snowed in, they sent a helicopter. His rare trips to London for lunch with the editor were as meticulously planned as a royal visit."

In 1989, Giles finally parted company with The 'Daily Express', after the editor, Nick Lloyd, called his bluff. His cartoons were now being allocated less space in the paper, and he came to London for lunch with the editor. After waiting an hour and a half for Lloyd in a restaurant, Giles was told by a waitress that the meeting had been cancelled. As he later explained, "I just thought, 'sod this'", and walked out. He continued working for the 'Sunday Express' until 1991.

Giles claimed to be a Socialist - "a dirty leftist" - supported the trade union movement, and hated Mrs Thatcher. Yet he was comfortable with the limited horizons of Middle England, and his cartoons did nothing to extend them. The "Giles Family" was the bizarre fantasy of a working-class household living a comfortable middle-class life, and, as Nicholas Lezard wrote in 1994, "one wonders whether the aspirational, acquisitive working class was as much his creation as Mrs Thatcher's." Giles died in hospital in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 27 August 1995.
Catalogue
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CG/2/1/1/90/2Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Jaguar: Black & white photo of Giles driving his Jaguar XK120 at Silverstone1950sGAR-F-S-90-2.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/396/7Reference files (studio): subject - Studio: Colour photo of the interior of Giles' Ipswich studio, with Giles at work at one of the drawing boards1980GAR-F-S-395-7.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/396/10Reference files (studio): subject - Studio: Colour photo of the interior of Giles' Ipswich studio, with Giles at work at one of the drawing boards1980GAR-F-S-395-10.jpg 
CG/5/3/74Programme for the Royal Academy of Arts Annual DinnerHans Fletcher15 May 1979GAM0444.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/110/2Reference files (studio): subject - Coal - Outside: Black and white photo of Giles visiting coal mineundatedGAR-F-S-110-2.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/371/5Reference files (studio): subject - Ships - Liners: Black & white photo of Giles on board the Queen MaryundatedGAR-F-S-370-5.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/110/1Reference files (studio): subject - Coal - Outside: Black and white photo of Giles visiting coal mineundatedGAR-F-S-110-1.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/7Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles changing the tyre of his Land Rover (LRT 140)undatedGAR-F-S-90-7.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/8Self portrait on card of Giles sticking his tongue outGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)undatedCG-1-1-3-008.jpg 
CG/2/2/6/1/1"I wonder how many more drinks he's going to buy before he finds out Walter's got his deaf aid unplugged?"Jak [Raymond Jackson]21 April 1979GAR-F-P-C-1-1.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/1Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Jaguar: Black & white photo of Giles driving his Jaguar XK120 at Silverstone1950sGAR-F-S-90-1.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/556Giles and Gingold at AscotGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)18 Jun 1952GA0753.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/355/1Reference files (studio): subject - Royalty (General) - Prince Charles: Black and white photo of Prince Charles receiving Giles cartoon at the Skiiing Association Ball, Hurlingham1978GAR-F-S-354-1.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/536No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)03 Apr 1952GA0727.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/13Drawing given to Giles' wife Joan for their ruby wedding anniversaryGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1982CG-1-1-3-013.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/5Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles leaning against his Land Rover (LRT 140)undatedGAR-F-S-90-5.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/6Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles leaning against his Land Rover (LRT 140)undatedGAR-F-S-90-6.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/1Self portrait on a letter of Carl Giles with bunch of flowers Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)undatedCG-1-1-3-001.jpg 
CG/2/4/1/21/1/13"Several motorists...used the Daily Express Tour of Britain as an opportunity to strike at thei enemy, the cyclists." Giles points out "I am a cyclist - that's me cutting the corner on a trade bicycle."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)March 1957GAPC0450.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/85"Loovely scenery, ain't it, mister!" (Manchester)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)21 May 1951GAA050655.jpg 
NM0062"I thought you only came to look at laces."Norman Mansbridge1963NM0062.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/10Hand made birthday card by Giles featuring a self portrait with chickens and the Rhode Island ExpressGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)undatedCG-1-1-3-010.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/73/16/10"Unsociable lot, these Germans, Sir."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)05 Oct 1944GAPC0166.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/3/103/1Menu for the Suffolk Constabulary Ipswich & Headquarters Division Dinner DanceGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1976GAM0136.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/258/2Reference files (studio): subject - London - Newspapers - Daily Express & Fleet Street: Black & white photo of Giles window display at Daily Express officesundatedGAR-F-S-257-2.jpg 
18428[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)22 Aug 197018428.jpg 
CG/4/1/6Tea tray with a photograph printed on it featuring Giles at homeUndatedGAX00007.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/46/2Cuttings of advertisements for National Savings Certificates with cartoons by Giles including Giles family members Butch the dog, Grandma, Ernie, Stinker, Vera, George Junior and the twins.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)7 Sep - 25 Oct 1981  
CG/1/4/1/1/13Photocopy of cartoon printed in newspaper, showing separate small cartoon featuring Giles Junior underneath the main cartoon. Has caption "That's the holly and the mistletoe - now all we want is an almighty bang when dad blows the fuses, then we know it's Christmas."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)17 December 1989GAPC0001.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/13Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Jaguar: Black & white photo [close up] of Giles driving his Jaguar XK120 at Silverstone1950sGAR-F-S-90-13.jpg 
CG/3/4/2/1/2/3/4Proof of back cover of book jacket for "Giles at War" by Peter Tory - shows a photograph of Giles in his studio with inset cartoon with caption: "Taxi!"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1994 
CG/1/4/2/3/94/3Menu for the 5th Saints and Sinners Club annual dinnerGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1954GAM0029.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/589no captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)18 Nov 1952GA0799.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/457Published caption: "Well, now, if it isn't Gipsy Giles, all nicely camped in a no-parking area." (Cheshire)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)16 May 1951GA0623.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/821"Hop out, Tarzan - we want to make your bed" / "Like to see your holiday snaps?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)14 Sep 1955GA1116.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/1/65"I'd sooner they sent us a few pullovers instead of cartoonists."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)22 Nov 1944GAA010065.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/1/61Night thoughts of a war correspondent sleeping in a Dutch hotel which was previously occupied by the GermansGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Oct 1944GAA010061.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/110Published caption: "Good thing, too - but don't tell the old man about it this morning."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Aug 1953GAA070926.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/637Published caption: "Good thing, too - but don't tell the old man about it this morning."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Aug 1953GA0874.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3760"Nearly had to do without a cartoon in tomorrow's paper that time, didn't they?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 Oct 1944GA5421.jpg 
CG/1/1/9/17/3Artwork for the Saints and Sinners Club annual dinner menuGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1988GA5704.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/88"Mind your head, Michelangelo." (Clydeside)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Jun 1951GAA050658.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/1/3"Unsociable lot, these Germans, sir"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)05 October 1944GAPC0518.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/3/94/35Menu for the Saints and Sinners 36th annual dinnerGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1983GAM0058.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/366They're off today Giles and Family but back soon.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)25 Apr 1950GA0497.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/396/6Reference files (studio): subject - Studio: Colour photo of the interior of Giles' Ipswich studio, with Giles at work at one of the drawing boards1980GAR-F-S-395-6.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/81Published caption: "Well, now, if it isn't Gipsy Giles, all nicely camped in a
no-parking area." (Cheshire)
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)16 May 1951GAA050651.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/86"Blackpool's got everything t' Festival's got, lad - except one o' those things where you get all struck by lightning if you're underneath."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)24 May 1951GAA050656.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/396/8Reference files (studio): subject - Studio: Colour photo of the interior of Giles' Ipswich studio, with Giles at work at one of the drawing boards1980GAR-F-S-395-8.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/396/5Reference files (studio): subject - Studio: Colour photo of the interior of Giles' Ipswich studio, with Giles at work at one of the drawing boards1980GAR-F-S-395-5.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/4Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles changing the tyre of his Land Rover (LRT 140), looking over his shoulderundatedGAR-F-S-90-4.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/640Published caption: Several motorists eager to prove just how good they can be used the Daily Express Tour of Britain as an opportunity to strike at their enemy, the cyclists. And as a safety measure against the wrath of cyclists who might resent being called "the enemy," GILES points out "I am a cyclist - that's me cutting the corner on a trade bicycle"!Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Sep 1953GA0878.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/9Self portrait on a hand made greeting card of Giles with his dogs Tiff and Butch Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)c1973CG-1-1-3-009.jpg 
GAN/1135Hold it, Mr Giles - that's not exactly what Mr. Williams meant.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)31 Mar 1964GAN1181.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/44/23While Giles was hors de combat for an eye operation, this announcement appeared in the Sunday ExpressGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Dec 1989 - 31 Dec 1989GAA445406.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/24/121[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)22 Aug 1970GAA243018.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/11Published caption: During the Daily Express Motor Rally, Giles and Ralph Sleigh were easily
recognisable by their disguise. Great consideration had been given to How to Look Smart Though
Fairly Uncomfortable. Appreciating that no one was a real motorist unless he looks like a cross
between a deep-sea diver and a village jumble sale, they decided on the same old duffle coats
that they wear all the year round, plus a little extra oil and grease.
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Nov 1952GAA070825.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/1/8"The usual fanfare of trumpets will awaken the Giles household - Later, a picked company of the Giles household cavalry will appear, and - Proceed in the direction of the neighbouring coast - Where they will clear up about five miles of beach - Giles will now make for the deserted area - Where he will, weather permitting, paddle - After which he will return home, and - Night will once again fall upon the Giles household. But you don't really care, do you?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)5 August 1946GAPC0014.jpg 
CG/2/5/1361Night thoughts of a war correspondent sleeping in a Dutch hotel which was previously
occupied by the Germans
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Oct 1944GAP2107.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/3/94"Send up another lot of paper and rubbers - I'll get this smile somehow if I have to work all night."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)19 Sep 1948GAA030387.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/187"Now if you'd got yourself a real packet like mine you'd be good for two months holiday at least."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)03 Jan 1948GA0238.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/83Published caption: "Miners get everything these days, pit-head baths, race horses for
pit ponies, bulletins on Rita Hayworth down at coal-face..." (Stoke on Trent)
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)18 May 1951GAA050653.jpg 
CG/3/1/1/48/2Cartoon drawn by SID to congratulate Giles on his O.B.E., with the caption: 'Congratulation, O.ld B.ig E.ars. Now, on to the Knighthood.'SID1959GACS00333.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/820"NURSE!!"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)14 Sep 1955GA1115.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3798"Loovely scenery, ain't it, mister!" (Manchester)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)21 May 1951GA5465.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/459Published caption: "Miners get everything these days, pit-head baths, race horses for pit ponies, bulletins on Rita Hayworth down at coal-face..." (Stoke on Trent)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)18 May 1951GA0625.jpg 
CG/1/1/11/7You can see who's weathered the storm the mostGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)undatedCG-1-1-3-007.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/3Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles changing the tyre of his Land Rover (LRT 140)undatedGAR-F-S-90-3.jpg 
GAN/2008No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)22 Aug 1970GAN2081.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/56/1Advert for Rawlinson & Hunter in Royal National Lifeboat Institution Lifeboat & Mermaid Ball programme, with caption: "Rawlinson & Hunter were my accountants in the late 60s. Since then I have used no others. Giles '87" Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)1987GAAD0005.jpg 
CG/2/4/1/9/2/6"Muss gorn, Goering gorn - you'll be in the cart when they've all gorn - won't 'ave nuffin to draw, will you?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)19 May 1945GAPC0468.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3769"Musso gorn, Goering gorn - you'll be in the cart when they've all gorn - won't 'ave nuffin to draw, will you?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)Jan 1945GA5431.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/46/2/1 "You'll have to wait, lady - we're all Grannies now."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)7 Sep 1981GAAD0002.jpg 
CG/2/1/1/90/12Reference files (studio): subject - Cars - Land Rover: Black & white photo of Giles' Land Rover (LRT 140) with his caravan hitched to it, with Giles in the driving seatundatedGAR-F-S-90-12.jpg 
CG/3/1/3/18/14Photocopy of small drawing by Giles showing himself as a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, sitting in front of the gate of 'Lowbrow Farm' with a stick, wearing ceremonial robes, dark glasses, and a begging cup Signed Senior Fellow R.G.A.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)18 Jun 1990GACE00102.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/90"Just a moment, Sir! During the course of a drink or so in the Officers' Mess, I understand you signed on for four years military service." / "Now I'm not going to worry you for a £525 bonus like they get in the R.A.F. - I'd simply like a pair of trousers that fit." / "Goodbye, Colonel - many thanks for letting me park my studio-caravan on your gunsite."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)06 Jun 1951GAA050660.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/87"Your Dome of Discovery's seen nothing 'til it's seen a coachload of us girls in London for the day." (Haworth Cotton Mill, Salford)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 May 1951GAA050657.jpg 
CG/2/4/2/25/10Colour photo of Giles sitting in a wheelchair next to cutout of Grandma at an exhibition of his work by the Cartoon Art TrustDecember 1993GAPH00348.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/81"Thought you'd take the micky out of the Guards in last week's Sunday Express then hop off
out of the country for a while, did you?"
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)24 May 1953GAA070896.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/27No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Dec 1952GAA070842.jpg 
GAN/47Published caption: Several motorists eager to prove just how good they can be used the
Daily Express Tour of Britain as an opportunity to strike at their enemy, the cyclists. And as a
safety measure against the wrath of cyclists who might resent being called "the enemy," GILES
points out "I am a cyclist - that's me cutting the corner on a trade bicycle"!
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Sep 1953GAN0048.jpg 
GAN/429No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)02 Nov 1958GAN0454.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3795Published caption: The Master: Six simple stages in the build-up of a face are demonstrated by Giles on his drawing-board. Giles may be seen behind the beer mug, top left.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)20 Jun 1950GA5462.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/79/2Article in Vogue magazine about Giles and his cars with small cartoon showing Giles cranking his Bentley surrounded by the Giles childrenGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)February 1959GAPA0003.jpg 
CG/5/3/48"The power steering has knocked my bloody wall down!"Adrian RogerundatedGAX00094.jpg 
CG/5/3/46"Come on Carl, get well!", and signed Uncle JakJak [Raymond Jackson]undatedGAX00092.jpg 
CG/5/3/20Cartoon artwork given as a gift to Giles, with caption: 'Hurry up Jim - Charlie's coming'; signed 'MJO for F.F.P.A. 1978.'1978GAX00093.jpg 
CG/1/1/10/47"The terrible goings-on when Dick Macmillan discovered some one else's baby in his four-poster at Ye Priest House, Stratford St Mary. Attempts by Sir Bernard Cox to explain that the baby was, in fact, the property of ye Bob Close, failed to convince the somewhat jumpy Mac."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)undatedGA5908.jpg 
33722"Sorry I'm late, gaffer, but I got hit by a low flying cruise missile!"Jak [Raymond Jackson]13 Dec 197933722.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3759"Unsociable lot, these Germans, sir."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)05 Oct 1944GA5420.jpg 
05169Hold it, Mr Giles - that's not exactly what Mr. Williams meant.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)31 Mar 196405169.jpg 
CG/1/1/10/46Artwork showing man at empty roulette table (possibly Giles) waiting for old woman to finish writingGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)21 Apr 1956GAPR0077.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/9/120"We've got a nice change for you - you're going down to the dentist." / "I think he looks a lot worse than he did yesterday." / "Dr. --------, just come over and listen to this for a minute." / "I hope my pipe doesn't worry you." / "Please can we have your autograph?" / "You've tied the wrong one up, Nurse."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)09 Sep 1955GAA091175.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/234"Thought you'd take the micky out of the Guards in last week's Sunday Express then hop off out of the country for a while, did you?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)24 May 1953GA0857.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/596No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Dec 1952GA0809.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/935No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Jul 1973GA3183.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/708... Another postcard from Giles JuniorGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)23 Jul 1967GA2481.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/834No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Nov 1955GA1131.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/9No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)07 Nov 1952GAA070823.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/492No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)02 Jul 1961GA1772.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/9/119No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Sep 1955GAA091174.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1391No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Sep 1962GA1922.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/891 The usual fanfare of trumpets will awaken the Giles household. 2 Later, a picked company of the Giles Household Cavalry will appear and - 3 proceed in the direction of the neighbouring coast - 4 where they will clear up about five miles of beach - 5 Giles will now make for the deserted area - 6 where he will, weather permitting, paddle - 7 after which he will return home and - 8 night will once again fall upon the Giles household. But you don't really care, do you?Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)05 Aug 1946GA0110.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/8/105No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)20 Aug 1954GAA081039.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/749No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Sep 1968GA2608.jpg 
GAN/1004No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 May 1963GAN1050.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/586Published caption: During the Daily Express Motor Rally, Giles and Ralph Sleigh were easily recognisable by their disguise. Great consideration had been given to How to Look Smart Though Fairly Uncomfortable. Appreciating that no one was a real motorist unless he looks like a cross between a deep-sea diver and a village jumble sale, they decided on the same old duffle coats that they wear all the year round, plus a little extra oil and grease.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Nov 1952GA0796.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/48/20[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Oct 1968GAA485557.jpg 
GAN/2388No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Jul 1973GAN2463.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/2/31/84No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Sep 1955GAB0267.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/7/114Published caption: Several motorists eager to prove just how good they can be used the
Daily Express Tour of Britain as an opportunity to strike at their enemy, the cyclists. And as a
safety measure against the wrath of cyclists who might resent being called "the enemy," GILES
points out "I am a cyclist - that's me cutting the corner on a trade bicycle"!
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Sep 1953GAA070930.jpg 
GAN/919No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Sep 1962GAN0963.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/18/23No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)23 Nov 1963GAA182175.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/2104No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Nov 1971GA2974.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1863[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Oct 1968GA2609.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1864[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Oct 1968GA2610.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/1051[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)28 Mar 1976GA3561.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/2285No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)24 Dec 1973GA3240.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3791No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Feb 1949GA5458.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/936No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Jul 1973GA3184.jpg 
CG/2/5/1401No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Feb 1949GAP2152.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/1678No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Sep 1955GA5484.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/8/24No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Dec 1953GAA080958.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/48/21[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 1968GAA485558.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/2/31/86No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Sep 1955GAB0269.jpg 
GAN/1750No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 1968GAN1815.jpg 
GAN/2189No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Nov 1971GAN2263.jpg 
GAN/1746No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)29 Sep 1968GAN1811.jpg 
03367[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 May 196303367.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3881No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)20 Aug 1954GA5592.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/60Published caption: Saturday at the local ... by GilesGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)02 Feb 1946GA0075.jpg 
CGCarl Giles Trust collection1913-1995  
GAN/503No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)13 Jun 1959GAN0535.jpg 
14006achtung line hear me hear me.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 196814006.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/819Published caption: "That's the trouble with your complaint - what's to stop it breaking out again as soon as you leave 'ere?" / "Like to see your holiday snaps?" / "NURSE!!" / "What's everybody so nice and quiet about today?" / "How's Mr. Giles enjoying his first walk round the ward?" / "Hop out, Tarzan - we want to make your bed."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)14 Sep 1955GA1114.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/4/88"What's it going to be for today - Hydro-Bs or pigeon food?"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)03 Feb 1950GAA040521.jpg 
CU0189More 'Express' trouble - more expulsions. Giles - expelled from Lancashire for failing to protray the lovelieness [sic] of Lancashire womanhood. / The editor (his disguise penetrated) expelled from the Dome of Discovery for failing to publicise the Festival as the Eighth Wonder of the World. / Leonard Mosley - expelled from the Super Cinemadrome for yawning during the climactic moment of the big picture. / Osbert Lancaster - expelled from Mayfair for suggesting that our aristocracy is not bursting with great intellect. / William Barkley - expelled from the Parliamentary Press Gallery for hinting that our legislators are not all-wise and all-seeing./ [Peter Wilson - expelled from Jack Solomon's boxing gymnasium for failing to name Jack Solomon as the greatest British sportsman the of the century. written in pencil and rubbed out, pencil cross through image]Michael Cummings01 Jun 1951CU0189.jpg 
21524No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)27 Nov 197121524.jpg 
29238[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)21 Mar 197629238.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/9/121Published caption: "That's the trouble with your complaint - what's to stop it breaking
out again as soon as you leave 'ere?" / "Like to see your holiday snaps?" / "NURSE!!" /
"What's everybody so nice and quiet about today?" / "How's Mr. Giles enjoying his first
walk round the ward?" / "Hop out, Tarzan - we want to make your bed."
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)14 Sep 1955GAA091177.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/2332[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)09 Jul 1974GA3312.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/28/120[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)09 Jul 1974GAA283513.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3792No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Feb 1949GA5459.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/3/136No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Feb 1949GAA030430.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3779Published caption: "Becker was certainly co-operative when Giles took a snap of him sitting in his truck. The general stuck his chin out just a little bit further."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)30 Apr 1945GA5441.jpg 
GAN/502Giles - by Giles.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)13 Jun 1959GAN0534.jpg 
CG/1/4/2/1/46/2/3National Savings advertisementGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)19 October 1981GAAD0001.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/1052[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Apr 1976GA3562.jpg 
26475[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)09 Jul 197426475.jpg 
CG/1/5/38"My kingdom for a circulation"Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)[1950]GAPR0038.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/660No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Dec 1953GA0905.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/12/86Published caption: "Who runs a personal laundry which operates at a few minutes' notice..." "...above the price of rubies..." "Who still gives evidence of enjoying the company of my eccentric friends ..." "Who has forgiven me - over a fifth of a century - behaviour no employee would tolerate for two seconds ..." "Who can still raise an enchantingly surprised smile when in company I tell one of my favourite stories for the ump-teenth time ..." "Who has extended to me an overwhelming and tolerant mercy I could never expect to receive at the hands of a High Court judge and before a jury of my peers ..."Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)19 Jun 1958GAA121503.jpg 
13959[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Oct 196813959.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1867allo evryone except enok powll,Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 Oct 1968GA2614.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1084No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)02 Nov 1958GA1485.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/2/45Tea tray with a colour print of a Giles cartoon featuring a picnicUndatedGAX00016.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/462Published caption: "This type of craft, sir, is very simple to handle - fome the look of things it need be." (Norfolk Broads)Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)07 Jun 1951GA0629.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/818No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Sep 1955GA1113.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/5/91Published caption: "This type of craft, sir, is very simple to handle - from the look
of things it need be." (Norfolk Broads)
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)07 Jun 1951GAA050661.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/2/31/87Published caption: "That's the trouble with your complaint - what's to stop it breaking
out again as soon as you leave 'ere?" / "Like to see your holiday snaps?" / "NURSE!!" /
"What's everybody so nice and quiet about today?" / "How's Mr. Giles enjoying his first
walk round the ward?" / "Hop out, Tarzan - we want to make your bed."
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)14 Sep 1955GAB0270.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/18/30No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Dec 1963GAA182183.jpg 
GAN/1763 allo evryone except enok powll, Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 Oct 1968GAN1828.jpg 
28255dear all, allo evryone except enok powll,Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 Oct 196828255.jpg 
04549No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 196304549.jpg 
CG/1/1/2/491no captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)25 Jun 1961GA1771.jpg 
GAN/272Dear Anne Edwards from GilesGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)12 Oct 1957GAN0282.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/858No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Mar 1956GA1165.jpg 
29263[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Apr 197629263.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1442[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 May 1963GA1991.jpg 
29231[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)28 Mar 197629231.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/998no captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)25 Sep 1957GA1356.jpg 
GAN/267No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)25 Sep 1957GAN0277.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/2508[no caption]Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)21 Mar 1976GA3560.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/48/22 allo evryone except enok powll, Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)10 Oct 1968GAA485559.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/2/31/85"We've got a nice change for you - you're going down to the dentist." / "I think he looks a
lot worse than he did yesterday." / "Dr. --------, just come over and listen to this for a
minute." / "I hope my pipe doesn't worry you." / "Please can we have your autograph?" / "You've
tied the wrong one up, Nurse."
Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)09 Sep 1955GAB0268.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/11/107no captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)25 Sep 1957GAA111407.jpg 
GAN/1747No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)01 Oct 1968GAN1812.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1477No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 1963GA2041.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1866achtung line hear me hear me.Giles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)08 Oct 1968GA2613.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/3924No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)07 Nov 1952GA5817.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/3/135No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)11 Feb 1949GAA030429.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/1487No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)23 Nov 1963GA2055.jpg 
CG/1/4/1/3/28/39No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)24 Dec 1973GAA283432.jpg 
GAN/1082No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)23 Nov 1963GAN1128.jpg 
GAN/1089No captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Dec 1963GAN1135.jpg 
CG/1/1/1/847no captionGiles; Ronald Carl (1916-1995)04 Jan 1956GA1150.jpg 
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