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Experiences of the Great War

German censorship

In his diary entry for 12 August 1915, General Haig demonstrates his attitude towards German Army censorship.

He mocks what he believes to be the Germans' heavy-handed approach to censorship — even although the British were behaving in a very similar way.

'A German Order captured states that men are forbidden to write home about the heavy losses suffered by the Bavarians. If this is continued letter writing home will be stopped! This is all part of the German Government's scheme for misleading the German people.'

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