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...Because Somebody Talked!
...Because Somebody Talked!
Resource Typeimage
Title...Because Somebody Talked!
Coverage / Year1944
DescriptionPoster, color, 20 x 27.75 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationThis poster, issued by the United States government during World War II, is a warning to citizens that discussing troop movements, or other military information that might be useful to the enemy, could have serious consequences. The Service Flag hanging on the wall symbolizes the gravity of "loose talk". The single star on this flag indicates that the family has one member in the armed forces. Originally the star would have been blue, but it has been replaced with a gold star. The gold star indicates that this person has died in the service of his or her country during the war (possibly as a result of "loose talk").
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II;
Learning Standards14 Political systems; 16 History;
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information; Wesley [artist];
Subject / KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--United States ; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States ; National security; War posters, American ; World War II
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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Resource Identifierww20109p
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