Wednesday, March 22, 2017
More extracts with my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
"YOUNG GIRLS FOUND MENACE TO TROOPS"
"outnumber Prostitutes 4-1 in Spreading Venereal Disease, Health Officers Say"
2 February 1943.
"Girls of teen age picked up in this area by service men outnumber professional prostitutes by a ratio of 4 to 1 as spreaders of venereal disease among our armed forces, a conference on war time control of venereal disease was informed"
NOT "professionals" but others referred to as "local talent" to blame for an epidemic plaguing American servicemen.
"'LOCAL TALENT' IS BLAMED"
"local talent - - so-called charity girls or 'chippies' - - is figuring more and more prominently in the spread of venereal disease."
Back in my day [Vietnam War era] it was the RED ROSE and the BLACK LACE! Beware!
Penicillin and the use of same as treatment for venereal disease not available at the time. Traditional treatments for VD working poorly and somewhat painful!!