vorfeed: There were entire battles in WWII that were lost due to the enemy having advance notice; who can tell where they heard it from?
...we're only fighting a war in which many (if not the majority) of the casualties are caused by ambush, so what harm could loose lips cause, right?
...the fact that a ship is setting sail is not particularly useful to a spy. A spy wants to know where to, arriving when, and carrying what, and this is exactly the sort of thing these posters were meant to remind people not to talk about.
Oh, come on. In WWII we kept people in line by arresting them for sedition and/or interning their entire race. Posters with "work harder" and "don't talk about war preparations" on them don't quite compare...
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