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On this day in 1947… (May 13)

This post is a part of continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).

On May 13, 1947, Jean MacArthur, wife of General Douglas MacArthur, visited the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) and, naturally, many newspapers wanted to report on it.  The articles themselves passed censorship, but the photos of her in the court gallery (and, in some cases, part of the description of her) were suppressed or deleted.  Below are some of the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) documents related to these articles.   The Japanese galley proofs of the articles and full-size images of the photographs are available in digital form onsite in the Prange Collection.

 

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2 comments on “On this day in 1947… (May 13)

  1. […] — less than 100 out of approximately 15,000 articles.  We introduced one example in this post, in which Mrs. MacArthur’s photograph was suppressed. Below are other examples.  The […]

  2. […] past posts, we noted that photos of Jean MacArthur, General MacArthur’s wife, attending the International Military Tribunal for the Far East […]

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