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Identity in the war

NATIONAL REGISTRATION
IDENTITY CARDS

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Registration_Act_1939

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/53/a6162653.shtml

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

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 where 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 traveled you would get an official stamp from the Immigration officers at the border of each country or city.

Connor  and Isobel  6F

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