On Top Of The World – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

On Top Of The World – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

On Top Of The World – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 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…

Surrender On Demand – Varian Fry In Nazi Occupied France

Surrender On Demand – Varian Fry In Nazi Occupied France

When I started to read his book “Surrender on Demand – Rescue of German Emigrants in Marseilles 1940/41 “ I was instantly caught by his work and stories. You get a vivid impression how Paris was at that time when…

Vidkun Quisling Diplomatic Passport Not Sold

Vidkun Quisling Diplomatic Passport Not Sold

Vidkun Quisling Diplomatic Passport Not Sold Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling was a Norwegian politician and officer, commonly known as one of World War II’s most infamous traitors. He held the office of Minister President of Norway from February 1,…

Immigration And Emigration In The 19th Century

Immigration And Emigration In The 19th Century

The State Archive of Lucerne (Switzerland) is a excellent source for this topic. I found valuable information on emigration which is always also a topic of immigration. Maybe specific for the Swiss emigration was the a large share of emigrants…

Free City of Danzig Passport History

Free City of Danzig Passport History

The Free City of Danzig History including its Passport History The website www.Danzig.org has everything that you need to know about the Free City of Danzig. Besides the excellent gallery of the three passport types in seven versions (direct link…

Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II  – The Clouds of War gathered

Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II – The Clouds of War gathered

Diplomacy, Vatican and WW II – The Clouds of War gathered 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…

Belgium Diplomatic Passports 1954

Belgium Diplomatic Passports 1954

Belgium Diplomatic Passports Gilbert Mullie and wife 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 look like printed yesterday and are in fantastic…

Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel Large Passport 1915

Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel Large Passport 1915

Aeronautics Pioneer Theodore Windel Large Passport 1915 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…