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Censor Gallery

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Choose from 44 pictures in our Censor collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The postal censorship: sorting mails and examining letters Featured Print

The postal censorship: sorting mails and examining letters

Page showing a series of photographs which depict aspects of the postal censorship during WW1 in Britain. The first two photographs show preliminary distribution of mail bags. The next two show a room dedicated to the censorship of business correspondence and experts examining enemy securities and financial documents. The two last photographs show women censors examining letters to British prisoners of war in enemy countries and to and from German prisoners of war.
1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Studio photograph of Artieme Mettrie Featured Print

Studio photograph of Artieme Mettrie

A studio photograph of Artieme Mettrie. On the reverse is written 'Souvenir de l'yser 24-12-17 avec mes meilleurs amitiez Artieme Mettrie'. The card has been stamped by a military censor. Artieme Mettrie was a patient of the Birchington VAD at Quex Park. He was admitted on 14 November 1914 and left on 13 May 1915 and returned to active service in Belgium. He had had a finger amputated. He came from Antwerp. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1917

© The Powell-Cotton Museum Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

A British prisoner-of-war writing home about his conditions Featured Print

A British prisoner-of-war writing home about his conditions

"The Language of Diplomacy" Caption: Tommy (writing home from a prison camp): "Dear Maria, everythink 'ere is luvvly: cumfurtable quarters; fine clothes; a 'ome from 'ome. Bill, who was of a differing opinion, was shot yesterday." Surrendering to the enemy could be a lottery, but for some, it was a way to survive the war; however the treatment of prisoners-of-war could vary dramatically on both sides. The British generally treated their Germany prisoners well, although the German treatment of prisoners-of-war could vary dramatically, a fact this Tommy has carefully observed. Will Owen was an artist of the poster school and is best known for his collaboration with the writer W.W. Jacobs, as well as the 'Ah Bisto!' poster. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News/Mary Evans