Music score with 'secret writing'

Extract from a music score containing 'secret writing' about the British war effort, 1915.

In July 1915, British censors intercepted four sheets of music being sent to Norway. It was discovered that they contained 'secret writing' giving detailed information about various aspects of the British war effort, such as strikes, conscription and possible military targets for German aircraft. This extract shows the letter writer, who signed himself 'Cecil', asking his paymasters for more money so that he could gain information from his brother about '[Royal] Navy movements'. In October 1915, 'Cecil', whose real name was Courtenay de Rysbach, was sentenced to life imprisonment for his espionage activities.
Catalogue reference: KV 1/74 (1915)

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