The History of Leith

June 20, 2006

British censorship

The British Army censored letters written home by its own troops, and the censors would submit reports on what they had learned from the letters they had read. In these reports, the censors would tend to stress the positive, as in this extract from a report of 8 December 1916, not long after the horrific Battle of the Somme. for more click here

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