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A ‘Careless Talk’ film made during the Second World War illustrating how scraps of information were pieced together and used to the enemies advantage.

Government sponsored film 1944 20 mins

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Scraps of information are gathered and pieced together by an enemy who lurks in the shadows, proving that nowhere is safe to discuss sensitive wartime information on the home front. This is demonstrated by the sinking of an Allied convoy by German U-boats, ultimately caused by “slack minds and silly babbling mouths”.