World War: Censorship

By lagging post from somewhere in France, Violinist Yehudi Menuhin last week got a fan letter from the Western Front. "Now that our life, which can be taken away at every instant, has become more sharpened," wrote a soldier in striving English, "I want to say my admiration for the ones who have enjoyed my civil time. . . .

"Yesterday, drinking coffee in a farm and listening to the radio, I heard the speaker say, 'And now you will hear Partita No. 1 by Bach played by Yehudi Menuhin,' and the music flew in that farm as some years before in...

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