Identity in the war
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Identity cards were made to make sure you weren’t a spy for the Germans. Did you know even babies had to have be given one? Also, you could get fake cards for spies so they could get into places. This was very important for security purposes.
Identity cards were used in WW2 for travel and permits.
Immigration officers would stamp these cards when you traveled from city to city.
My Great Grandad (Hugh Thompson) was born in Ireland and travelled to Liverpool on the ninth of June 1941 during the war.
Most people travelled more when the cards were handed out in 1939, yet the Germans still found ways to copy them soon after the discovery of the British making the cards.
Every time you travelled, you would get an official stamp from the Immigration officers at the border of each country or city.
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