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1939 - Wartime Censorship

Newspaper clipping of the event

This certificate outlines the Chief Censor's cuts to a World War II newsreel about the British troops left behind at Dunkirk.

The excision notice reads as follows:

I hereby give you notice that dialogue is to be removed in the film Pathé News No. 93D

  1. 'Thirty thousand British are left dead or captured by the Germans.'
  2. also – 'suffer a terrific setback, realising that they are underequipped on land & in the air.'

Please send second and subsequent copies, or notify in writing within ten days that no second copy will be imported.

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