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Internment Gallery

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Choose from 37 pictures in our Internment 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.


Ruhleben camp, WW1 Featured Print

Ruhleben camp, WW1

'Where the Boche interns British civilians' - a bird's eye view of the camp at Ruhleben where British civilians, living in Germany at the time of the outbreak of war were interned. 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: 1916

© 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

Hay Internment Camp, New South Wales, Australia Featured Print

Hay Internment Camp, New South Wales, Australia

On July 10, 1940, a group of 2, 542 internees left from Liverpool on the HMT Dunera for transport to Australia. All had been declared 'Illegal Aliens' on the outbreak of World War Two. Destination for many was Hay Internment Camp in New South Wales, about 450 miles west of Sydney, pictured here in a watercolour painted by one of the internees at the camp. Arrivals on the Dunera were interned in Camps 7 and 8 (located near the Hay showground) under the guard of the 16th Garrison Battalion of the Australian Army. In November 1940 the other compound at Hay, Camp 6 (near the Hay Hospital), was occupied by Italian civilian internees. Camps 7 and 8 were vacated in May 1941 when the Dunera internees left Hay; some were sent to Orange (NSW), others to Tatura in Victoria, and others to join the Pioneer Corps of the Australian Army. The 'Dunera Boys' are still fondly remembered in Hay; every year the town holds a 'Dunera Day' in which many surviving internees return to the site of their former imprisonment.

© Mary Evans / Heinz Zinram Collection