But I still took the same view of printing pornography as I had in France in 1939.
Looking back, I do not think my unit produced more than three items of printed pornography during the whole of the war, not because I was squeamish, but simply because I did not think the effort involved on our part would be justified by the subversive effect on the Germans. Its theme was the Kaiser Germany's patriotic song `The Watch on the Rhine.' A very gloomy picture of a snow-covered grave somewhere on the Russian front, headed the first verse of the Watch on the Rhine: 'Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein' (`Dear Fatherland you may rest assured'). Instead, the picture of the soldier's grave and its reassuring caption was followed by a second page overleaf showing in color a picture of a naked girl, painted in the photographic style favored by Adolf Hitler in such beloved pictures as 'Leda and the Swan,' about to seat herself on the upright penis of some dark haired and dark skinned non-German.
The third showed the woman, full length, draped seductively with a shawl. It clearly is a one-of-a-kind item since it appears to be typewritten and hand drawn.
It is not exactly a sex leaflet in the true sense of the term, but it does offer surrendering American troops GIRLS, BOOZE, FOOD, and more G-I-R-L-S. I think we know what this Japanese propagandist is selling.
The finder told me at that time, "It is correct that I am in possession of a copy of 'Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein.' This leaflet was one of a large number of `black leaflets,' which came to Denmark during W. It was distributed in and about Copenhagen, and is mentioned in the underground press.
Having gone through all official collections in Denmark, I can inform you that my copy is the only one known to be in Denmark.
We should point out that the chastity belt is mechanically correct and similar models appear on postcards from a French museum.
This Japanese leaflet tugs on the heartstrings of American and Australian troops by depicting very kissable lips in full color on the front along with the word: Remember?
The leaflet above depicts a bare-breasted female in an inviting pose.My SOE friends ordered these leaflets by the thousand.But ironically not because they found them to be subversive of German morale, but because they found them excellent for the morale of their men distributing them! It shows a very attractive woman on a bed looking at her boyfriends picture.She is filled with welling unsatisfied passion. Who will satisfy her passion?