Klaas, who had been given a better radio apparatus by Kees Koene, took the loud speaker out of the set and via a large cardboard cone joined this to the dictaphone's mouthpiece. The whole thing was then packed in a chest and filled with sawdust to muffle the sound. Henceforth it was possible to record the broadcasts of 'Radio Oranje' word for word. The contents of the wax rolls were typed onto paper by Adrie, from which Wim chose a selection to be included in the newsletter. After that Adrie typed the stencils and Klaas drew the banner with his little finch that was singing the V for Victory sign. ..._ ..._ ..._ (refer page 171).
When the circulation became too great (more than 3000), and also to cause confusion for the
German Intelligence, the first ten copies were brought by couriers to ten different people who in their turn set the contents with header and all ( but sometimes without the finch logo and with a
different date) on fresh stencils and multiplied the newsletter again. (*)
In late November 1944, when the first "Special Edition for the Zaanstreek" of "Trouw" was to be printed, Klaas left the inside of the "Trouw" banner blank, due to the poor quality of the available stencils. He was told that the header should have been completely black. As a compromise he shaded the banner in the second issue, refer page 172, and as this was still not good enough !! it was also for him the last one. Very soon after, at the request of Joop Dekker, Klaas moved to Krommenie complete with the stencil machine to print the local issue of the illegal newsletter 'Strijd' ('Fight'), page 173, till the end of the war.
(*) According to Lydia E Winkel's book 'The Underground Press 1940-1945', page 171 (**), ( page 149 in the revised edition by Dr Hans de Vries ) the total circulation towards the end of 1944 would have been approximately 10 000 copies.
(**) J Stoorvogel ( is 'Jan Haarlem' ! ! ) and P C D Waagmeester mentioned on this page were probably one of the groups that were supplied with one of the first 10 copies.