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US careless talk poster of a Nazi piecing together details in a jigsaw puzzle

Object | Accession Number: 1988.42.23

US careless talk poster featuring a hand with a swastika ring completing a jigsaw puzzle that with words: Convoy sails for England tonight, to illustrate how the enemy can gather small details and get important information. The careless talk series of US propaganda posters was an Army Services project, distributed by the Office of War Information. This office was set up in June 1942 to manage the war on the Home Front by disseminating ideas, propaganda, and information about the war effort, such as the dangers of enemy spies. The OWI controlled the design and distribution of war information to the American public in posters, photographs, radio shows, and films. The careless talk series originated in 1940 in Great Britain. 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
Bits of Careless Talk Are Pieced Together by the Enemy
Series Title
Avoid Careless Talk
Date
1943  (publication/distribution)
Geography
publication : Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Classification
Posters
Category
War propaganda
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David and Zelda Silberman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:41
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