The Press Office


For once, let’s start with the back of the picture. If you collect Italian WW1 photographs, you probably own some official photographs, which were taken by the Ufficio Stampa (Press Office) of the Comando Supremo (General Headquarters). Such pictures were checked by the official censor and their diffusion in the press was allowed. Such photographs are not uncommon.

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But here’s the wonderful thing about this photograph: the picture shows us the team of the Ufficio Stampa of the Comando Supremo, as indicated by the sign on the door! Who among them was the censor of this picture?

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