Ray Prohaska Careless Talk Got There First 1944. The danger faced by Marines operating on Pacific islands against a foe that preferred seppuku to surrender was well known. The public is asked not to make the situation worse by indulging in careless chat. Against a backdrop of angry clouds and bending palms, a Marine staggers after being hit, a victim of info overheard on the home front. 40×28 near mint.