Canadian Wartime Propaganda

Second World War Propaganda Poster

Careless Talk Brings Tragedy in Wartime, CWM 19750317-091

Careless Talk Brings Tragedy in Wartime

This poster describes a chain of indiscreet conversations that results in the destruction of a train. The soldier told his fiancée what time his troop train was leaving, she in turn told her father, who recounted the news at his club where a spy was present, who then spoke to the saboteur.

Few German spies are known to have operated in Canada during the war, and there were no acts of sabotage, but the risk was real. German submarines operated in Canadian waters throughout the war, depositing a weather station and, on at least one occasion, a spy along the east coast.

Designed by Lionel Jameson
Printer unknown
Published by the Bureau of Public Information
Commercial colour print, undated Canada
CWM 19750317-091

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