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Choose from 354 pictures in our Civilian 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.

A bomb shelter built in London, WW1 Featured Print

A bomb shelter built in London, WW1

Children posed by the doorway of a bomb shelter built by a man (a 'City merchant' according to The Graphic) to provide protection for his family during air raids in 1917. The shelter was constructed out of reinforced concrete 3 1/2 feet thick with a roof made of steel girders and further protection from sandbags. It was fitted with electric light and sunk two feet into the ground. It was made for a cost of 50 at a suburban house in Hither Green, South East London. Although bomb shelters were a familiar feature of the home front during the Second World War, this photograph testifies to the novelty of such an idea during the war of 1914-18. Date: 1917

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Copy of German original medallion - sinking of the Lusitania Featured Print

Copy of German original medallion - sinking of the Lusitania

This is a British strike of the German original medallion made to celebrate the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine on the 7th May 1915. 1951 passengers and crew were on board, of which 1195 perished. Public outrage of the sinking and civilian loss of life led to the British making iron issues of the German original. These were sold as propoganda and to raise War Funds. The medallion comes in a fitted box with an explanatory leaflet. Commemorative Ware

© David Cohen Fine Art/Mary Evans Picture Library

Civilian internment camp at Ruhleben Featured Print

Civilian internment camp at Ruhleben

Incidents in the life at the civilian internment camp at Ruhleben, showing an engraver's kiosk and the office for distributing the eagerly-awaited parcels from England. The Ruhleben camp was located about 10km west of Berlin and was originally a racecourse. It was converted during the First World War to accommodate around 5000 civilians (mainly British) who were in Germany at the outbreak of war, as well as captured crew of fishing trawlers and other civilian ships. The German authorities adhered to the Geneva Convention and the detainees in the camp were allowed to administer their own affairs, with a postal service, police force and library. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans