The Federation of American Scientists has just released a very interesting report written in 1926, examining how and why photographs of military activity were censored or prohibited from publication during World War I. The entire report, titled 'The Military Censorship of Pictures: Photographs that came under the ban during the World War – and why', by Lt. Col. Kendall Banning of the U.S. Army Signal Reserve Corps, is available online as an Adobe Acrobat document. It's over 15 megabytes in size, so downloading it over anything less than a high-speed connection is painfully slow, but it's well worth the effort if you're interested in military history.
Here are a few of the previously unpublished photographs contained in the report. I've limited myself to selecting six of them, but there are many more. Click each picture for a larger view.
He was shot down and killed during an aerial combat near Chamery, France,
on July 14th, 1918. German forces buried him with full military honors.
The fact that they used the Canal for faster transit to the battle zone
was a closely-guarded military secret, for fear of German retaliation.
Very interesting photographs, with plenty more reproduced in the full report. Highly recommended reading.