This poster warned that even the perfect girl-next-door could not be trusted. In contrast to the cigarette-smoking, heavily
made-up women in posters warning against exposure to prostitutes, this poster features an apparently average and conservatively
dressed woman who might also pose a threat. Featured in the poster is the warning to all servicemen that "She May Look
Clean--But pick-ups, good-time girls and prostitutes" could be possible carriers of infection. The underlying caption
uses the persistent tactic of appealing to the soldier's sense of patriotism in urging them to protect themselves for
the sake of the country: suggesting that, "You can't beat the Axis if you get VD."
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is blurry.
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