Do you remember hearing of the crude wartime squib about the four things wrong with American GIs stationed in Britain: 'over paid, over fed, over sexed and over here'.
Well, this wonderful German propaganda leaflet builds on that theme. It was printed on cheap newsprint style paper, with a story on the back (see below) of Dorothy and her dalliance with an American officer. I imagine these leaflets were dropped by air by the thousand on British troops.
It builds on a sense of resentment that while British soldiers were fighting in Europe, Americans - just some of them of course - were on base in Britain. And on the look out for casual sex.
There's a marvellous website on sex and wartime propaganda which features this among many other leaflets and images. It was produced in April 1944 for use against British troops in Italy. The leaflet is coded with a small triangle and the numbers 126/4 44 - which apparently shows that this was printed by the Propaganda-Einsatz-Fuhrer organisation of the German 14th Army.
I've been given the leaflet by a good friend. Thanks!
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