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Samuel Battersby, Chief Censor for the North West during WW2

Samuel Battersby, Chief Censor for the North West during WW2

A collection of photographs submitted to Battersby showing life on the home front, bomb damage and visits to the area by members of the Royal family. Some photos have additional notes indicating sections which must be censored before publication.
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