The enemy listens. Your words are his weapons.

Accession Number ARTV00045
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 49.7 x 36.6 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description offset-lithograph on paper
Maker Biz
Place made Australia
Date made c. 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.