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  • All fields: World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
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    • Wanted! For Murder

    • 1944
    • Portrait a woman with caption "Her careless talk cost lives." Distributed by Office of War Information. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-595600." Brief description of poster and artist printed on reverse.
    • Keppler, Victor.
    • Americans Suffer When Careless Talk Kills

    • 1943
    • Depicts a man comforting his wife who is clutching a Western Union telegram in her left hand while using her apron to wipe away tears with her right hand. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-558552"
    • Anderson, Harry, 1906-
    • ...because somebody talked!

    • 1944
    • Depicts a sad-looking dog leaning over the back of a chair resting his head on a sailor uniform, indicating that its owner is never coming home. "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-579038 Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of...
    • Wesley.
    • We Caught Hell! Someone must have talked

    • 1944
    • Depicts a soldier in a ragged uniform carrying another soldier off a flaming battlefield. Printed at bottom "Distributed For The Issuing Agencies By The Office of War Information U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-567525"
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    • Don't Fall for Enemy Propaganda

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    • Depicts a startled-looking man with Hirohito whispering in his right ear and Hitler whispering in his left ear. Text warns the reader not to fall for enemy propaganda against the government, U.S. allies, Catholics, Jews, or Protestants because it...
    • Betts, Jack.
    • A careless word...A needless loss

    • 1943
    • Depicts a dead sailor lying on a beach with water rushing over his body. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No 36. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C.; U.S....
    • Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
    • If you tell where they're going...They may never get there.

    • 1943
    • Depicts soldiers boarding a train, with text that states "don't talk about troop movements." Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 54. Additional copies may be obtained from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C....
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    • If you tell where they're going...They may never get there.

    • 1943
    • Depicts soldiers boarding a ship, with text that states "don't talk about troop movements." Printed at bottom "W.D., A.G.O. Security Poster; OWI Poster No. 51. Additional copies may be obtained from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War...
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    • Silence means Surprise

    • 1943
    • Depicts Hitler with a look of surprise on his face, his hair standing on end, and his hat flying into the air. The text urges discretion because silence will allow the Allies to gain a tactical advantage over the Axis powers. Printed at the...
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    • "The Secret"--Silence means Security

    • 1943
    • Depicts thirteen color cartoon sketches on white background. Sketches follow a secret told by a serviceman to his girlfriend ending in the secret being revealed to the enemy in a German U-Boat. Blue wording in cursive letters at top of poster read:...
    • Hanley, Frank.
    • "A wise old owl sat in an oak"--Silence means Security

    • 1943
    • Depicts a large owl sitting on a tree, with a poem printed on a leaf. The text encourages discretion and silence to ensure security. Printed at the bottom W.D., A.G.O. "Owl" Security Poster, U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-0-514854.
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    • Less Dangerous than Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a coiled rattle snake, with mouth gaping and blood dripping from its fangs. Text advises the reader not to discuss troop movements, ship sailings, or war equipment. Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-603532...
    • Dorne, Albert, 1904-1965.
    • Award For Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a hand wearing a ring bearing a swastika insignia offering a medal which also bears a swastika. Text warns the reader not to discuss troop movements, ship sailings, or war equipment. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office:...
    • Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
    • The Sound That Kills

    • 1942
    • Five cartoon frames show how war information can travel and ultimately reach the enemy, resulting, in this case, in the destruction of an American ship. Text warns the reader not to murder men with idle words. Printed at bottom: "For additional...
    • Ericson.
    • If You Talk Too Much This Man May Die

    • 1942
    • Depicts a sailor gazing out of a porthole on his ship. Printed at bottom "For additional copies write to Bureau of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information, Washington, D.C. Specify Title and OWI No. 6 U.S. Government Printing Office:...
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    • Careless Talk Costs Lives

    • 1943
    • Text: "The name and number of their fighting force--company, regiment, division, ship, squadron is military information not for publication." Printed at bottom: "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-506503 Issued by U.S. Office of Censorship"
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    • The battle-wise infantryman...

    • 1944
    • Depicts a soldier with a serious look on his face holding a gun. Title continues "... Is careful of what he says or writes. How about you?" Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-602442 Distributed for the Issuing Agency by...
    • Schlaikjer, Jes Wilhelm, b. 1897.
    • If you tell where he's going...He may never get there!

    • 1943
    • Depicts a sailor carrying a large pack of gear on shoulder while smiling. Printed at bottom "*U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-556153 Distributed for the Issuing Agency by the Office of War Information."
    • Falter, John Philip, 1910-

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