During the time of the Second World War, Vic Clapham joined the army and worked at one time, as a “propagandist”(Public Relations) for the South African army. He was involved in what is known as Springbok Legion, which looked to secure a fair deal for soldiers, ex-servicemen, and their dependents. It also sought to preserve unity between the races and defend democratic ideals. It eventually became an influential anti-apartheid group in the 1940s.
Once the war ended, he once again worked as a propagandist, only this time for the United Party. He also worked as a cartoonist for The Guardian.