“Careless talk costs lives!”
“Shop talk may be sabo-talk!”
“The walls have ears!”

Wartime Information Board, 1939-1945

Canada’s Navy escorted the convoys of ships carrying men, munitions, and supplies across the Atlantic. Canadians took pride in their new found role as protector of the Northwest Atlantic, aware that any loss on the high seas could spell disaster for the British soldiers and sailors awaiting supplies. At home, anti-espionage campaigns urged all Canadians to keep troop movements secret, as spies could be lurking anywhere.

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