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Wanted for murder.
This is the enemy.
If you tell where he's going...
Americans suffer when careless talk kills.
Somebody blabbed–button your lip!
A careless word, a needless sinking.
Careless talk got there first.
I'm counting on you.

I'm counting on you. Don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
I'm counting on you. Don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
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Leon Helguera, artist. Office of War Information poster, no. 78. 1943. 28 x 20.

During WWII, images of Uncle Sam were used to promote national security, especially in plants that were producing war materials under government contracts. This poster was inspired by James Montgomery Flagg's 1917 "I Want You for the U.S. Army" poster. Helguera has successfully resurrected Uncle Sam in this poster with an effective message.