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Don't mention typhoid

Don't mention typhoid

19 October, 2015 - 10:34 -- ElizabethP

In early 1915 the army tightened up censorship rules for letters home from the front. Laurence's letters from the Friends Ambulance Unit show both amusement and frustration with the new regulations. The authorities did not want the public to know the extent of the typhoid outbreak at the front – so banned the word from being mentioned.

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