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  • All fields: World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda
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    • A careless word...A needless sinking

    • 1942
    • Depicts several sailors in a row boat wearing tattered uniforms, some wounded, rowing away from a ship engulfed in flames. Printed at bottom " OWI Poster No. 24. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries,...
    • Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
    • Someone Talked!

    • 1942
    • Depicts a sailor in the ocean at night with his head barely above water and his hand reaching for help. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 18. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from the Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War...
    • Siebel.
    • 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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    • 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-
    • I'm Counting on You!

    • 1943
    • Depicts Uncle Sam with his finger to his lip to indicate silence. Text asks the reader not to discuss troop movements, ship sailings, or war equipment. Printed on the bottom "OWI Poster No. 78. Additional copies may be obtained upon request from...
    • Helguera, Leon.
    • 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-
    • Silence Means Security

    • 1943
    • Depicts a female soldier holding her finger to her lips. Printed at bottom "W.D., A.G.O. 'WAAC' Security Poster U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O- 518922"
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    • Warning from the FBI

    • 1943
    • Text advises Americans to report anyone they suspect of sabotage to the FBI to aid in the continuing war against spies; signed by J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. Printed at bottom "OWI Poster No. 74. Additional copies may be obtained upon...
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    • Bits of Careless Talk Are Pieced Together By The Enemy

    • 1943
    • Depicts a hand wearing a ring with a swastika insignia putting together a puzzle that reads "Convoy sails for England tonight." Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1943-O-563414 Distributed by OWI for the issuing agencies."
    • Dohanos, Stevan, 1907-1994.
    • 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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    • 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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    • Don't Kill Her Daddy with Careless Talk

    • 1944
    • Depicts a little girl clutching a photograph of her father, a uniformed soldier. Printed at bottom "U.S. Government Printing Office: 1944-O-570698 Distributed for the issuing agencies by the Office of War Information"
    • DHS.

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