Censuren i Danmark
1940-1947 (Censorship in
censorship of Danish mail during WW II took place in
presented for export licenses required for parcels, and how registered and
insured mail was censored. The special markings and labels used in censoring
these classes of service are illustrated. Inbound and outbound printed matter
had its own requirements. One chapter describes how censorship was avoided by
smuggling, by using undercover addresses in
In 1944 the
censorship office was moved from
The censor markings and sealing tapes used just after the war are also illustrated. Some mail was returned to the sender for various reasons and the markings and labels are shown. Examples are seen of double censored covers where senior censors were checking at random on their own employees.
Appendices show examples of censorship handstamps and resealing tapes with periods of use, dimensions, and varieties, as well as the German markings and tapes used in Sønderborg later in the war, and those employed in censorship after the war ended. Other appendices list the post-war censor numbers recorded to date, special instructions to censors, and a list of key dates and events related to handling the post-war mail.
extensive bibliography offers sources for further study. This is an excellent
treatment of censorship of mails in