Love baffled censors

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Title

Love baffled censors

Description

Explains the acronyms HOLLAND and ITALY used in soldiers letter and that soldiers vie over invention of best catch phrases.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

One newspaper cutting

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Identifier

PHedgesEC1706

Transcription

Love baffles the censors
“H.O.L.L.A.N.D.” and “I.T.A.L.Y.,” catchwords on letters sent by soldiers to wives and sweethearts, gave censors a headache. They thought they might be a code giving a particular location.
They soon learnt, however, that they meant “How Our Love Lasts And Never Dies,” and “I Trust And Love You.”
Many soldiers vie with each other over the invention of the best catch phrases, but until the censoring officers get “educated” they are “scissored.”

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Citation

“Love baffled censors,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17957.

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