Curious about censorship during WWII?
After watching a number of programs on History and History International and several of the Military Channels, I got to wondering. I remember during the Vietnam conflict having the war brought into our living rooms nightly, the vivid details and the horrors of it. I know that during WWII news was censored because many of the programs we see today have footage never seen before because it was classified. Can someone give me some ideas on where to find out how much was censored and what a typical radio news report of the WWII era was like. I'm interested in anything. Please give me some suggestions of where to look. Thank you.
Asked By: torase - 2/25/2010
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At first the FBI was conducting censorship of all postal and cable commutations. However, manpower requirements led Hoover to recommend a civilian agency be formed. On January 15, 1942 the Office of Censorship issued its first guidelines for censorship. This agency was responsible for ALL censorship. It's first and... More
Answered By: tulachek - 2/27/2010
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The .location of troops, the movement of ships and thier cargoes. The size of armies and their locations. The dates of major offensives. Bombing targets. Aircraft locations. Stasistics and capabilities of all types of war machines.
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