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US careless talk text only orange poster insisting on silence about the war on Japan

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.8

Text only US careless talk poster warning people that they must say nothing related to the war in Japan: the US was readying for the final phase, the enemy was desperate, and their spies had obtained useful information in the past. This Urgent Notice poster was issued in the name of the directors of Naval Intelligence and the FBI, who were responsible for espionage and counter-espionage. The careless talk series of US propaganda posters began as an Army Services project, distributed by the Office of War Information, which was created in June 1942, to manage the war on the Home Front. OWI controlled the design and distribution of war information to the American public. The careless talk series originated in 1940 in Great Brian. It highlighted the many ways that careless talk could leak sensitive information that our enemies would use to kill soldiers, sink ships, and undermine the war effort.

Artwork Title
Urgent Notice
Series Title
Avoid Careless Talk
publication/distribution:  1945
publication: Washington (D.C.)
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:29
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