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censors --who were they?

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  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ...who censored military personnel and units?? was it a military unit specifically for that?
    ..who censored the civilians?
    if there is a thread on this, please advise
     
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    For US military and naval activities, usually an officer assigned that additional duty with a given unit. Civilian mail was not censored.
     
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    thanks ....weren't newspapers censored?
     
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    To an extent, they were. The governmental agency, the Office of Censorship, covered the mass media. However, they mostly relied on the media doing self-censorship.
     
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    thanks.....I thought maybe censoring was more widespread, --more to it
     
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    ..reading The Do or Die Men by George Smith...page 144 and 145....Lt Herbert Merillat joined the USMC as a Public Relations Officer and one of his duties was to '''assist the civilian press in the field and supplement and censor their reporting.......'''
    ....but the book does have a lot of very questionable '''facts''' in it
     
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    Since the Civil War, officers in the American Army censored the letters. Men were told what not to say and the officers glanced through their letters to see if anything needed deletion.
     
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    wow...that long ago
     

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