A Dramatic Wound to Civilization Itself – LewRockwell.com

Page 272, Beatty writes: “Britons did not learn until after the war of Allied catastrophes like the loss of three hundred thousand French soldiers in August 1914 nor of the annihilation of three Russian army corps at Tannenberg.” Yet, “the Defence of the Realm Act, which banned the publication of information useful to the enemy, including weather reports and chess problems, was superfluous.” The press censored itself, publishing only “selective truth” and leaving out the “horrors.” The press did the bidding of the regime. Nothing has changed.

Page 273-274, Beatty notes that although 60,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded on the first day of the Somme, the Daily Chronicle reported: “It is, on balance, a good day for the British and French.” It was, in fact, the “worst day in the history of the British army.”

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