News saves lives, censorship doesn’t

Re this Atlantic piece:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/how-world-leaders-tried-to-embargo-one-of-the-biggest-stories-of-the-20th-century/371659/

I have an example that makes this point, my uncle, my mothers uncle. Lt. Richard Rogers, US Army, KIA Lake Garda, Italy, 4/29/45.  He was a Cretin grad.

In Italy the Wehrmacht and fascists had been cornered against the Alps, and surrendered on 4/28.  But there was a news embargo, they wouldn’t broadcast it.  So there were detached bands in the hills who didn’t know, and they kept lobbing shells and sniping.

http://www.history.army.mil/brochures/po/72-33.htm

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