|(Defense Media Network)|
For the security of the armed forces in the war zones, censors were appointed to check outgoing mail to ensure that the items of postal mail contained no sensitive information that would be helpful to enemy personnel if by chance they happened to obtain access. Items of half a century old postal mail that are identified in some way as passed by a censor are these days valuable collector’s items. It is true that listener reception reports, QSL cards and QSL letters were subject back then to inspection by an appointed censor, and a sticker or a rubber stamping on the envelope or the card testifies to this intrusion by the censor. Today, we examine a handful of QSLs and reception reports from that era that were examined by a censor.
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