Press: Censorship's Progress

By way of clamping down a tight censorship of news and photographs the eight westernmost states and Alaska last fortnight were officially made a "Theater of Operations." All news and photographs of troops, their identity, location, number, individual names was forbidden except with official sanction. The Navy next issued a strong warning "To the Public" with subheads reading: THIS IS A MODERN WAR—THIS IS A TOTAL WAR—THIS IS A HARSH WAR. It warned citizens not to discuss ships, sailors, weapons, casualties, ship damage or defense production. Still more drastically, Army and Navy on...

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