Because Somebody Talked!
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Poster, color, 20 x 27.75 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office This 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"). World War II 14 Political systems; 16 History
|United States. Office of War Information, Wesley [artist]|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|World War, 1939-1945--United States|
World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects--United States
War posters, American
World War II
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