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    Exclusive pictures show how the postal censorship foils attempts by enemy agents to send information out of Britain.

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    ENGLAND: Liverpool:
    Slate reads 'Censored (Exclusive)'
    Gen. view intr. of Letter Section. Pan up language sign to men reading letter. CU letter written in Chinese. Semi view travel shot of men reading letters. CU label 'Opened by Censor'. Semi view sticking 'Opened by Censor' label onto letter. CU Foreign newspapers. Extr. scenes. Semi view unloading postal van. CU unloading mail-bag. Semi view pile of mail bags. CU name on mail bag 'Brussels'. CU name on mailbag 'Turin'.

    Intr. scenes. Long view of Cable checking room. Semi view track towards girls reading cables. CU cable being checked by girl. CU bearded Chinaman checking cables. CU showing Chinese cable being checked. Semi view track from...Foreign dictionaries on shelf. 2 CU's of Foreign dictionaries on shelf.

    CU look of a 'Thousand Tongues' slip pan to long view letters in weird languages being read. CU Professor with beard (18-oriental languages). Semi view & CU of Sir Sidney Barton. CU letter in code. Semi top view of man de-cyphering code. Pan showing man working at code-numbers. CU twisting numbers on card around to find key. CU of code message (simple code). Semi top view of putting letters under code. CU deciphered message 'Will met you at the Camp'. Semi view of 2 chemists working in Lab. CU woman chemist using spray. Semi view woman looking thru' microscope. CU letter to be examined. CU looking at letters thru' magnifying glass. CU placing letter on board. Semi view spraying letter to make writing in invisible ink. appear. CU writing about Anti-aircraft gun appearing on letter. Gen. view intr. of Parcel Section. CU girl takes tinned food out of parcel. Semi view pan putting tinned food on table. Long view Eric Maschwitz looking at ham. CU Eric Maschwitz smelling ham & turning up nose. Semi top view of women checking parcels. CU taking string of pearls from parcel. Semi view girl holding up pearls & German sausage.

    Communications; Espionage; Great Britain
    Background: Exclusive pictures show how the postal censorship foils attempts by enemy agents to send information out of Britain.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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