Letters home and censorship - UK vs. North Africa 1942/43
I am researching the service of a Danish-Canadian RCAF pilot, Frank Sorensen, for a coming biography on his life and service. A large number of letters kept by the family are an important source for the description of his daily life during the war (in training, in operational service in the UK and in North Africa, and as a PoW in Stalag Luft III). However, the number of letters drops significantly as he get off the troop ship in Philippeville on 7 December 1942. And the censorships seems hard.
This leads me to my question: In this case it seems that a pilot was allowed to give a fair amount of details about his service, while operating from England and writing to family in the UK and Canada, but that the censorship kicked in as soon as he was overseas.
Does any one know, if this is a coincidence in this case or representative of the censorship system as such?
Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War