See Hornet issues - 86, 88, 90, 92; 94; 103; 139; 146; 150, 153, 162 170, 172, 329, 381 and 396.
Writer:- The Hornet editorial team. Artists:- Not known.
Hotchpotch is defined as, 'a confused mixture, jumble, medley.' (From the Little Oxford Dictionary).
I was reading the other day about the fact that a percentage of British school children are ignorant about World War Two history. Worse, some children don't even know who Adolf Hitler was!
If you were a comic reader back in the days when newsagents shelves were full of publications to tempt a boy (or girl), the chances were that you knew all about the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts. You could identify planes, knew all about the big battles and various military individuals. You also knew about sport and other interesting pieces of information for example science, history, geography facts. Who says comics can't educate?
This page looks at some of these interesting snippets of information presented as one page features, published every now and then as space allowed in the Hornet. The Victor did something similar.
The following pages appeared respectively in issues 90, 150, 153, 162, 329 and 381.
Note - The Christmas quiz answers to the questions asked in issue 329 are:-