The Second World War

The Second World War through primary sources.

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Wartime reporting

During the war the news was heavily censored. This was important in order to prevent important information getting into the hands of the enemy. many of the armed forces own newspapers therefore included articles about events that had happened sometime previously. This following article is taken from 'The tank' magazine and was published in May 1945, when victory in europe was assured and the need for censorship of such information was less important. click on the thumbnail to see the full article.

Article from 'The Tank', may 1945.