Vintage Propaganda Posters Warn Against STD-Riddled Women

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Before Weapons of Mass Destruction, American soliders faced a different type of war-time casualty: venereal disease. While we remember the posters of Uncle Sam declaring "I Want You to Join the U.S. Army", the Army was also concerned that their potential recruits were clean.

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Enter this collection of propaganda from the era courtesy Buzzfeed, which boasts incorrect statistics such as "98% of all procurable women have venereal disease" and phrases like "she may look clean, but you can't beat the Axis if you get VD."

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