The Press: Army Channels

The excitement of the liberation of Paris proved too heady for three U.S. and three British correspondents. Last week Lieut. Colonel John M. Redding, chief Army public relations officer in Paris, suspended them and ordered them back to London for having "violated regulations ... by putting voice broadcasts on the air over Radio Nationale de France without submitting to military censorship." Said one suspended correspondent: "I'd do it again. If the copy had gone through Army channels it would have been 16 or 18 hours late."


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