News saves lives, censorship doesn’t

Re this Atlantic piece:

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.


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