John J. Pershing to Henry P. McCain

Identifier

WWP21572

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers, 1786-1957

Language

English

Text

Extract from cablegramReceived at the War Department, June 30, 1917, 5:40 p.
M.9:00. Paris.
The Adjutant-General,Washington.xxNumber 23. Paragraph 3.Reuter's Agency has violated French censorship rules and account arrival our troops was published in London papers June 27th . All other newspaper men unequivocally condemn correspondent's action. American and French correspondents have behaved in splendid fashion. In view of publicity given by London papers have authorized release of news by all other papers except as to place of landing. Such publicity will probably indicate to enemy that entire convoy has arrived and therefore believe no harm will be done. Am having action of correspondent investigated and will ask French Government to take summary action. Am also sending an officer to British War Office in endeavor to establish thorough understanding directly between ourselves and Government regarding censorship of newspaper correspondents.Pershing.


Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WWI0422.pdf

Collection

Citation

Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948, “John J. Pershing to Henry P. McCain,” 1917 June 3, WWP21572, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.