The Press: 3,000,000 Words a Week

The New York Times reported last fortnight that SHAEF censors had just released, five months to the day after its filing, a Times correspondent's report of the capture of two German airfields on the Cherbourg peninsula.

Most readers presumably put it down as one more example of military censorship's curseworthy red tape and over-caution. But from London last week came an explanation. SHAEF censors review "held" stories as often and as quickly as they can, to see if once-restricted information can now be released. But they expect correspondents to cooperate with them...

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