HE TALKED SHE TALKED THEY TALKED, THIS HAPPENED, CARELESS TALK COSTS LIVES.
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She Talked … This Happened-Careless Talk Costs Lives
In an attempt to garner support and aid from the United States during World War II mass media
became a way to foster support and aid. Therefore, British Propaganda became essential
towards boasting moral and sympathy during the war. Posters were created and directly aimed
at specific topics such as food rationing, military tactics, sexually transmitted diseases and child
evacuations. Some of these posters were created in groups and some individually created
towards these subjects. One such group is the Careless Talk Costs Lives Posters also known
as the Anti-Gossip Campaign, where a number of posters were aimed to keep military
personnel from discussing vital information. The fear that Hitler’s Spies were everywhere and
could be anyone were implied in the images created.
Images from the Careless Talk Costs Lives Collection from The Imperial War Museum: