No wonder they lost the war

… if this is what they spent their time doing.

The “men’s adventure” magazines of the 1960s often featured heroines in some awful peril, frequently at the hands of their Nazi captors — about to be lowered into a vat of acid, or a pool full of pihrannas, gruesome things like that. (Taschen has published entire books on the phenomenon.) This cover from 1967 is an odd variation on the theme, in which the women of the “love captive stalag” are subject to the horrors of … hippie body-painting, as if the Nazis somehow anticipated “Laugh-In” or the Haight Ashbury of 1967.