|Unit||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Measurement||Overall: 49.7 x 36.6 cm|
|Physical description||offset-lithograph on paper|
|Date made||c. 1939-1945|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The enemy listens. Your words are his weapons.
Poster urging people not to provide the enemy with vital information through careless talk. The concept of espionage and information falling into the wrong hands was a common feature of posters from the Second World War. This design features a map of Australia with radio waves radiating from the country to the ears of a Japanese soldier. The use of the word "weapons" draws attention to the violence of the conflict and links it with death in the mind of the viewer.