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"Someone Talked"

One of the most famous posters of World War II, "Someone Talked" urges Americans to prevent sensitive information from falling into enemy hands. Closely associated with the "Loose Lips Sink Ships" series communicating the same idea, the image of a drowning sailor dramatically illustrates the consequences of careless talk about military activities.

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Source | Frederick Siebel, "Someone Talked," poster, 1942, Government Printing Office for the Office of War Information; from National Archives, Powers of Persuasion,
Creator | Office of War Information
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Office of War Information, “"Someone Talked",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 3, 2022,

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