Category: History

On Top Of The World

hillary

On 29 May 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Travelling as part of a British expedition, they were the first climbers to ever reach the 8,848m summit. The Otago…

Free City of Danzig

Krantor

The website www.Danzig.org has everything what you need to know about the Free City of Danzig. Beside the excellent gallery of the three passport types in seven versions (direct link here…) you will find vast information, media and much more…

Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II

AS THE CLOUDS OF WAR GATHERED again over Europe, the Knights of Columbus found themselves fighting to stay in Italy as Mussolini attempted to take over activities and organizations for Catholic youth, including the Knights’ playgrounds. Not only were the…

Belgium Diplomatic Passports 1954

Belgium Diplo 1954

These are the diplomatic passports of Gilbert Mullie (Senator, Chairman of the Farmers Union, President of the Catholic party) and his wife. Both documents looks like printed yesterday and are in fantastic mint condition. His passport was used for travel…

Nazi Germany Passport Nanking 1945 Manchuria

Germany 1941 Nanking

A great piece of (passport) history. German passport issued in Berlin 17 April 1941 for Charlotte Zimmermann, resident of Nanking, China. Passport extended in Peking 30 September 1941. Several visa for China (Manchuria) and Russia. Extension of the passport again…

Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel

Brooklyn

THEODORE WINDEL a pioneer engineer in aeronautics who made significant invention for today’s airplanes. I couldn’t find much on his biography but he was born in Germany. Honored later by NASA for his his invention. T. WINDEL, AUTOMATIC STABILIZER FOR…