I've been researching the WW1 war history of my grandfather; he served in the Suffolk regiment, was wounded and captured at Ypres in 1915, and escaped from a German POW camp in 1918. I've found an account of an interview done in 1918 or later where he describes his time in the POW camp... evidently this is some sort of official debrief done when he got back to England. Some of the details of the escape are documented..... in particular, how he dressed to escape, used a forged pass, and was assumed by the guards to be a visiting censor. The interesting thing is.... some details differ from the story as he told it later. This account has it that he was dressed as a workman (not the clothing recorded in the 'debrief' account), and there was no mention of a forged pass. Also, we believe there was a newspaper article (might have been the local paper or a forces paper) showing him (and a fellow escaper) dressed as workmen. So, it looks as if the real details of the escape were censored somewhat for home consumption. My question is... was this common, and what was so sensitive in the real details that they had to be suppressed ?