Some weeks ago Davray, official Press agent of French Government, asked me to write an article on conscription in England. He laid down the lines, which he had taken from previous articles of mine in the Daily News. I wrote the article exactly on these lines and he was most enthusiastic about it. It was for Le Temps which the Government now controls.
|An edition from May 1916|
The article would have cleared up misunderstandings into which the French public have fallen. The Censor didn't like that either.
See also, 'Rumours of war' - August 21st. http://earnoldbennett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/rumours-of-war.html
Another curious example of rumour: that passports to soldiers on leave were now endorsed with the words that if the war ended before the leave ended the soldier must report at such and such a place etc. This rumour, on reflection, is transparently idiotic for lots of reasons, yet many people believed it. I half believed it.