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At every juncture during the First World War, each participating power did its utmost, by means of considerable measures of censorship, to create a united front of opinion that would identify as much as possible with the national political and military leadership. Such suppression of undesired information was the reverse aspect of the propaganda by which all the combatant states sought to influence in their favor both their own population and the populations of friendly and opposing countries.

The Prussian State of Siege Law (Gesetz über den Belagerungszustand) of June 4…

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Albes, Jens, “Censorship”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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