A mysterious censor

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Why, in wartime, did Menzies’ censors stop the magazine Progress from mentioning that left-wing Germans were defying Hitler? Or that the British government opposed Indian independence? How were these stories “aiding the enemy”? What was wrong with saying that some Greek Australians supported their country’s resistance to invasion by the Nazis? Why censor that?—while the Sydney Telegraph and Mirror were publishing the same news? No wonder the editor of Progress was getting a bit—well, shall we say, bemused?

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I have been writing and editing since 1986. My latest book is RED. This site has further information about the people and episodes in the book.

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