Prisoner of war mail returned by censor

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Title

Prisoner of war mail returned by censor

Description

Mail returned as it referred to an enemy broadcast. The government did not want the enemy to know that anyone listened in England to their broadcasts.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Two sided printed card

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MWareingR86325-161005-62

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Transcription

P.C. 139 (2nd revision.)
[underlined] BRITISH POSTAL CENSORSHIP PRISONER OF WAR MAIL [/underlined]
Your AIR-MAIL communication addressed to a prisoner of war is returned herewith for the reason (s) stated in the accompanying slip [deleted] s [/deleted] P.C. 108. Any letter to which objection is taken must be rewritten before being posted again. It is not sufficient merely to delete or excise certain words or passages.
The envelope, which you prepaid for AIR-MAIL, may be used again for your next letter which should be posted, [underlined] WITH THIS SLIP, [/underlined] in a covering envelope (which need not be stamped) addressed to:-
Office-in-charge,
Postal & Telegraph Censorship,
25, Church Street,
Manchester 4.

No mention must be made of the return of this letter in any letter to prisoners of war and internees.
D70730-1 10,000 D/d H.608 2/44 PRP
EN 7968
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P.C. 108 (Revised)
[underlined] BRITISH POSTAL CENSORSHIP PRISONER OF WAR MAIL [/underlined]
The Chief Postal Censor regrets that this letter must be returned to you to be re-written, omitting the passage which refers to an enemy broadcast.
The Enemy is always trying to obtain a hearing in this country for his propaganda. You are asked not to help him by indicating, through a letter to a Prisoner of War, the places where his broadcasts have been heard or the impression made by the information given in his broadcasts.
No mention of this letter having been returned must be made in any letter to Prisoners of War or In-ternees, nor may this slip be enclosed in a letter leaving the United Kingdom.
47M14366-1 D/d.225 6000 3/44 RP
EN 7868

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Citation

Postal and telegram censorship, “Prisoner of war mail returned by censor,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27941.

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