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  • WW2 CBI document
  • WW2 CBI document from 1942
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CBI related document

1942 Kunming issued military ID. The conflict in the Far East had several important fronts and areas of battle. One important location was the region between British India and Western China, still under National Government control, and Japanese occupied Burma, which saw some of t...

  • 1946 Soviet passport
  • 1946 Soviet passport
  • WW2 China passport
  • WW2 China passport
  • WW2 China passport
  • WW2 USSR passport
  • WW2 Soviet passport
  • WW2 Soviet passport

Jewish refugee in China

These Soviet passports were printed after the war for a specific purpose. They were printed by the government printing press GOZNAK in 1946.After the war, China was flooded with refugees from nearly all possible nations. But a specific type was being eyed by the neighbor...

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  • WW2 Soviet travel document
  • WW2 Soviet travel document

Unique Soviet travel document

Issued in 1944 at Algeria. Travel documents being issued at times of war and conflict are different to those being issued during times of peace. Political and location aspects of issued samples play a major role and at times such papers are limited to a...

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  • J stamped German passport from 1941
  • J stamped German passport from 1941
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  • J stamped German passport from 1941 used for Spain
  • J stamped German passport from 1941 used for Spain
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Escaping via Spain

J stamped German passport from 1941. The passport here is interesting because of the period it was used at and the specific route chosen, mainly because after June 10th of 1940, many escape options where limited: this wa...

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  • post-war China issued passport
  • post-war China issued passport
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  • 1946 China issued passport
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  • WW2 Manchurian coupon

Belgium issued passport from Tianjin

China issue from 1946. One of my passions in collecting passports & travel documents is to Chinese issued or used samples from WW2 and earlier. These attract me the most because of the 9 years I spent living in China, and also because of our...

  • IRO ID document WW2
  • IRO ID document WW2
  • IRO ID document WW2
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UNRRA ID document

International Refugee Organization issue. After the end of World War Two, United Nations personnel or affiliated members of related organizations, working in relief and rescue efforts, spread out throughout the various countries, be it in the west or eastern part of Europe...

  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian visa
  • Manchurian passport extension
  • Manchuria invasion
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  • Manchurian banknote

A selection of Manchurian visas

And a brief biography of a diplomat. September 18th 1931 was a crucial date in the history of modern China. From this month onwards, starting with Asia and ending with Europe, events would spiral from a regional conflict into a world war. The above mentioned...

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  • WW2 Polish passport
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  • WW2 Polish passport
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Fleeing Poland in 1939

Crossing the border on the last day! In previous articles, I wrote extensively about the special short period of time that existed, following the outbreak of war, a short-lived "window of opportunity" that enabled thousands of refugees and military personnel, to escape into neighboring Romania...