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Military Censors at Work

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An unidentified group of American military censors at work in an unidentified location during the First World War. During this conflict, the US military began its first large-scale censorship of troop mail. Censors were on the alert for anything that might aid the enemy. References that were almost certain to be cut or blacked out were those to troop locations and movements.

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  • http://www.for-the-love-of-pete.blogspot.com Valerie

    Very interesting photo, Jess! I’ve yet to read any letters written by WWI soldiers, and it would be extremely interesting to compare them to letters written by soldiers during WWII, Korea or even Vietnam.

    • http://historybyzim.com Zim

      Now that you mentioned it, I don’t recall reading many (if any) WWI letters! But I’ll have to do a little digging and see if I can find any online, it can be the next letter in the “Letters from the Front” series!

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