Because Somebody Talked! World War II Advertising Poster


Genre: World War II
Artist: Wesley Heyman
Year Printed: 1944
Size: 14.5 x 20
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original. ... Because somebody talked! Linen backed. Excellent condition. Because Someone Talked portrays a cocker resting his head on his master's scarf. The gold star flag behind his head reveals his master has been killed in action. The flag was awarded to mother's who lost sons. During the war Gold Star llags and Red Star flags, indicating a serving son, were usually displayed in a hone's front window. Published by the United States Government Printing Office Interpretation 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"). Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U. S. Government Printing Office : distributed by Office of War Information Year: 1944 Categories: Espionage World War, 1939-1945. United States. Posters.

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