Posted by James Briggs on February 17, 2008 at 14:21:
In Reply to: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships posted by Smokey Stover on February 16, 2008 at 18:05:
: : I'm trying to do some research on "Loose Lips Might Sink Ships" I was told that my Mother Betty Lee McCannon had won a scholarship for the slogan. She graduated from East High School in Denver Colorado around 1945. Does any one have information about this. I remember her saying something about winning a scholarship but I don't remember the whole story, and she has passed away.
: I can't help you except to say that the version "Loose lips sink ships" was printed up and posted in numerous places, especially near seaports, and was frequently heard on the radio, early in America's participation in the War, that is to say, much earlier than 1945.
In the UK we 'careless talk costs lives', equally all over the place - railway stations, street hoardings, etc, etc.