Safeguarding Military Information
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- Public Domain
- World War II: Homefront
- Digitizing sponsor
- U.S. Signal Corps
Stresses the importance of secrecy on the part of military personnel and workers engaged in defense activities, and shows the results of careless talk. Ship explosion, sabotage, and disastrous events result from thoughtless revelation of information to enemy.
excellent spies in action; explosion; ship on fire being sprayed by fire ships; the work of a saboteur; bodies being carried away;
great titles over smoke: "THOUGHTLESSNESS BREEDS SABOTAGE"
soldier on phone with girlfriend trying to explain that he is unavailable without giving away a military secret.
spy listens in on conversation using large, hokey "hidden microphone"
radio operators; U-Boat; submarine captain looking through periscope; firing torpedoes; ship is sunk;
admonitions against discussing military information;
fire; aircraft and ammunition manufacturing;
bowling alley; soldier is approached by man asking for information; he reports this to his commanding officer; the "spy" is taken away by military security;
shop; newspaper office; general store; train wreck; aircraft detector;
strange shot: several ears are layered over the picture; then eyes are shown;
Danger Lurks Surveillance Espionage Listening Eavesdropping Secrecy Secrets Classified Information Death Explosions safety SECRETS CONFIDENTIALITY SECURITY CLASSIFICATION DRAMA ACCIDENTS ESPIONAGE SPIES WORLD WAR II WARTIME MILITARY INFORMATION UNITED STATES ARMY NAVY SHIPS SABOTAGE INTELLIGENCE FOREIGN AGENTS
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
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Subject: 1940s accessibility aids look stupid in 2020s
Subject: "Keep Your Mouth Shut!"
Subject: Good Propaganda
From: German Espionage and Sabotage Against the United States in World War II: The German record of accomplishment did not measure up to the effort expended. As far as is known there was no enemy inspired act of sabotage within the United States during the war. On the espionage side, while Germany did from time to time obtain information relating to war production, shipping, and technical advances, it was almost always too late, too inaccurate, or too generalized to be of direct military value. It is possible that in early 1942 Germany did obtain some information that assisted in locating submarine targets, although this has not as yet been finally determined; but on the whole, after Pearl Harbor, German espionage against the United States failed to produce the information required by the High Command. This failure was due to a combination of Allied counter-measures and fatal weaknesses on the part of German intelligence itself.
Subject: Preston Sturges Wrote This
Subject: Well done!
Subject: Tragedy troubles the talkative
Subject: Pay no attention to the microphone ornament on my jacket..
Subject: Even our bowling alleys aren't safe!
Not much camp, really, except for the idea that a soldier could be propositioned for info, run all the way back to base to tell his CO, and the law would get to the guy in time.
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