In fact, Hübener now heard a completely different account of how World War Two was unfolding. For example, Nazi propaganda claimed that Pearl Harbor had finished off any prospect of U.S. military intervention in Europe. The BBC said different. Also, Hitler had proclaimed complete victory in Russia. Why then, as reported by the BBC, did fierce fighting continue there?
And it was these broadcasts that prompted Hübener to take action. He started by typing up short leaflets with a typewriter, which the Mormons had given him to write messages to soldiers away at the battlefront. He wrote simple but inflammatory slogans such as “Down with Hitler,” as well as longer pieces challenging the Nazi version of wartime events.