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Censor Collection (#2)

Background imageCensor Collection: As the Artist Might have Drawn it by H. L. Oakley

As the Artist Might have Drawn it by H. L. Oakley
Silhouettes by Captain H. L. Oakley, showing two opposing views of the Great War - as the artist might have drawn it, and how the censor would certainly prefer it

Background imageCensor Collection: Sir Stanley Buckmaster, Solicitor-General, WW1

Sir Stanley Buckmaster, Solicitor-General, WW1
Stanley Owen Buckmaster, 1st Viscount Buckmaster (1861-1934), British lawyer and Liberal politician, seen here at the time he served as Solicitor-General under Asquith (1913-1915)

Background imageCensor Collection: Wartime news satire, WW1

Wartime news satire, WW1
A page which at first glance appears to be full of wartime news, but which on more detailed examination turns out to be a satire on press censorship during the First World War

Background imageCensor Collection: F E Smith MP in uniform, WW1

F E Smith MP in uniform, WW1
Frederick Edwin Smith (1872-1930), Conservative MP and lawyer, formerly Chief of the wartime Press Bureau, now in uniform

Background imageCensor Collection: Armstrong Whitworth Whitley VII of 612 Squadron takes off

Armstrong Whitworth Whitley VII of 612 Squadron takes off from Iceland. A censor has painted out the wing and fuselage ASV aerials

Background imageCensor Collection: CATO The Elder or The Censor, Marcus Porcius

CATO The Elder or The Censor, Marcus Porcius (234-149 BC). Roman politician. Engraving

Background imageCensor Collection: A British prisoner-of-war writing home about his conditions

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

Background imageCensor Collection: Chief Censor, C. V. Usborne, 1939

Chief Censor, C. V. Usborne, 1939
Vice-Admiral C. V. Usborne who was in charge of the government department censoring press activities in Britain during World War II

Background imageCensor Collection: Scene from banned play, La Vierge Folle

Scene from banned play, La Vierge Folle

Background imageCensor Collection: Censorship during World War II, 1939

Censorship during World War II, 1939
Squadron-Leader Elsdon on the left, censoring photographs at Senate House, London University during the early weeks of World War II. Date: 1939

Background imageCensor Collection: The Rathaus, Basel, Switzerland

The Rathaus, Basel, Switzerland
The Rathaus (Town Hall), Basel, Switzerland, showing the statue of Lucius Munatius Plancus - a Roman commander, consul and censor. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCensor Collection: Scottish Highlander writing home

Scottish Highlander writing home
A Scottish Highlander writing home to his beloved. The postcard carries the byline: " Oh! Hang the Censor." Date: 1917

Background imageCensor Collection: That Queer Censation

That Queer Censation
The staff of a Fleet Street newspaper or magazine, feel the pressure of work as the spectre of a censor brandishing scissors looms over them during World War One

Background imageCensor Collection: Sensible of the Censor

Sensible of the Censor
A sailor writes a letter home during World War One, with very little news to tell, since nothing of interest was ever allowed to reach those at home in the interests of security of course

Background imageCensor Collection: French Censor

French Censor
LE CENSEUR

Background imageCensor Collection: Roman Censor

Roman Censor
A Roman CENSOR - a public magistrate - adjudicates in a dispute



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