Category: History

Allied Museum Berlin

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25 years fall of the Berlin Wall is also related to the content of this museum – The Allied Military Forces In Occupied Germany. The history of the Western powers in Berlin is full of suspense and drama. It begins…

Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero

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Here comes an outstanding and awarded video book app about Swiss Diplomat CARL LUTZ who saved sixty-thousand Jewish life’s by issuing so called “SCHUTZPÄSSE (PROTECTION LETTERS)” in Budapest in 1944. This video trailer of “Carl Lutz – The Forgotten Hero”…

Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger

Experiences as a Queen’s Messenger by Lieutenant Colonel Kimmins John Kimmins had an army career which started in Sandhurst from where he joined a Cavalry regiment. On retirement at 55 he became a Queen’s Messenger. For those who know little…

US Passport signed by Minister Rufus King 1798

(Source: U.S. Diplomacy Center) Rufus King, a signer of the U.S. Constitution, also served as a diplomat and authorized this passport, giving David Hinckley permission to “pass without giving or suffering any molestation or hindrance.” Issued in 1798, this is…

What does your passport mean to you?

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What does your passport mean to you? It might represent your nationality or your ability to live and work in a certain country. Perhaps it reminds you of having your passport photo taken – a traumatic experience even for the…

Meet Ruth Bielaski Shipley

Ruth Bielaski Shipley (April 20, 1885 – November 3, 1966) was head of the Passport Division of the United States Department of State for 27 years from 1928 to 1955. She became head of the Passport Division in 1928, the…

British Agent (Wife’s Passport)

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Major Ian Pirie was a British agent working for the Secret Service – SOE. The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War II organization. Major Pirie was stationed in Crete. Niki Dermetzi, a devastating blonde at the Argentina…

The Canadian Passport – Early Years

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Early years of the Canadian passport The story of the Canadian passport is entwined with Canada’s history, both as a colony of Great Britain and as a neighbor of the United States. Before 1862, Canadians, as British subjects, could travel…