Careless Talk

Loose Lips Might Sink Ships

"Loose Lips Might Sink Ships"

Essargee (Seymour R. Goff), undated

The power of unguarded words to give information to the enemy and undermine the war effort made avoiding discussions about troop movements and other subjects related to the war effort a pre-eminent concern for the Allies.

Posters demonstrated the serious harm careless talk could cause using both images of soldiers put in harm’s way by espionage and humor, as in Fougasse’s series of cartoons.