Spanking as a morale boost for the Allies

21Mar12

Buz Sawyer spanksBuz Sawyer spanksjane nudeww2 jane nudeJane spankedBuz Sawyer was an American cartoon strip that ran from 1943 through to 1989. Created by Roy Crane, who was the lead artist until 1979, it told the story of a US Navy pilot through his exploits in the Second World War and civilian life. He later ‘re-enlisted’ to fight in Korea and even Vietnam.

The strip puts one in mind of the Daily Mirror’s Jane comic strip in which the British heroine was variously nude and sometimes spanked during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. It is said that the British 8th Army advanced against Rommel on the day that Jane first appeared fully nude in her strip. Perhaps evidence of how important these strips were to our grandfathers.

The top picture was lying around the office almost unnoticed and prompted some research. The next panel is probably from the same spanking, suggesting that this was more than a token theme for Buz and when he spanked he meant business.

The other pictures are of the Mirror heroine Jane.



3 Responses to “Spanking as a morale boost for the Allies”

  1. 1 Karl Friedrich Gauss

    I wonder if the Axis powers had a counterpart to this troop morale offensive.

  2. 2 paul1510

    Damian,
    I remember Jane well, her state of dress or undress was a barometer of how well the war was, or was not going.

  3. 3 paul1510

    @Karl.
    as far as I’m aware they didn’t, none of the trusted POW’s, that worked on the farm where I lived, mentioned a comic strip.
    As I remember they loved the comic page of the Daily Mirror. 😉
    Paul.


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