The IWM Film Archive is the oldest film archive in the UK, holding over 20,000 hours of film, video and digital material and covering the two World Wars and all conflicts involving British or Commonwealth Forces since the start of the Twentieth Century to the present. Our collection also reflects aspects of civilian life in wartime, military life in peacetime, military exercises and operations.
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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.
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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”.