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The War Beat, EuropeThe American Media at War Against Nazi Germany$
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Steven Casey

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190660628

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.001.0001

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Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down

Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down

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(p.215) Chapter 13 Fear Lay Blackly Deep Down
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The War Beat, Europe
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Steven Casey

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0014

The reporters who escaped the Italian stalemate in Italy invariably headed to London, where preparations were gathering pace for D-Day, the invasion of France. Eisenhower, pressured by British officials to keep reporters at arm’s length, continued with his policy of treating them as “quasi-staff officers.” His subordinates used all the experience gleaned over the past two years to try to ensure that the communication system and the censors would be able to cope with the biggest operation to date. But nothing could counteract the growing sense of tension, as Pyle, Stoneman, Whitehead, Capa, and countless other correspondents prepared for the big day.

Keywords:   D-Day, Ernie Pyle, Dwight Eisenhower, media-military relations, censorship, Bill Stoneman, Don Whitehead, John Thompson, Robert Capa

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