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World War II 'Loose Lips' Poster

World War II 'Loose Lips' Poster

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One of the most famous sayings from World War II posters is the phrase "Loose Lips Sink Ships" that originated with this poster. Although the poster includes the word "might" the phrase is remembered without it.

The poster was issued in 1942 by the House of Seagram (Seagram Distillers) of Montreal, Canada, one of a series created for use in taverns. At the bottom, the poster has text reading, "This Poster is Published by the House of Seagram as part of its contribution to the National Victory Effort". The artist, Seymour Goff, signs as Ess-ar-gee.

Today in WW II: 13 Jun 1940 Paris, France declared an open city as German Army closes in.  More 
13 Jun 1942 US Government establishes the Office of War Information [OWI] to promote favorable news about the war, best known for their series of memorable and effective posters.
13 Jun 1942 US government establishes the Office of Strategic Services [OSS] by Executive Order 9182.
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