Postal censorship is the inspection or examination of mail, most often by
governments. It can include opening, reading and total or selective obliteration of
letters ... Consequently, there was much...
The law created was called the Defence of Realm act developed by the
May 30, 2014 ... The millions of carefully censored letters zipping between soldiers and loved ...
Just a few words: Royal Horse Artillery gunners writing letters home ... no letter is
allowed to leave without it having been read by an ofﬁcer and ...
Soldiers were also encouraged to write letters to friends and family in Britain. ...
As a result of the Defence of the Realm Act that was passed in 1914, all letters
that the men wrote should have been read and censored by junior officers.
Apr 21, 2014 ... When writing letters home, for example, soldiers were encouraged to obscure ...
Why did Harold Owen censor his brother's letters? ... software has allowed us to
recover sections of the letters previously rendered unreadable. ... in order to help
these boys—directly by leading them as well as an officer can, ...
May 16, 2016 ... From the early days of the U.S. Army, soldiers at war have relished contact with ...
The same can be said about the letters written by an Army lawyer, Major ... He
returned to West Point as an instructor in the Law Department before ... For this
benefit, officers were required to self-censor their letters home.
May 25, 2016 ... Parcels provided a welcome supplement to soldiers' rations, but when ... 1914,
letter-writing was critical to the emotional well-being of soldiers and their families.
..... favored by many soldiers allowed them to reveal their location at the front ...
Other officers, usually of higher rank, censored their own lette...
A wartime censor excises text from a letter with a sharp knife. ... in a full-time
German-speaking intelligence officer to eavesdrop on the detainees and to ...
Service it is "out of the mails," and that in so far as the postal laws and regulations
are ..... In addition, camp officials allowed four postcards if written in Engl...
Feb 6, 2012 ... Mine has letters written from before the Civil War through Vietnam. ... By 1864,
the U.S. Mail Service allowed Union soldiers to send their ... the Realm Act in
1914 which ordered that letters written by members ... Oddly, enlisted men, who
knew little, were censored more severely than officers, who knew a lot.
wrote a letter to a Miss Thomas in Tacoma, Washington. ... allowed intelligence
officers—and now allows scholars—to track shifts in soldiers' ... military law. ...
postal censor's most difficult task, for many soldiers believed the prohibition to be