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1947 US passport - UNRRA investigator in MUKDEN (China)

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    Posted 5 years ago

    huddyhuddy
    (145 items)

    Here comes an exceptional unique WW2 related official passport: used during 1947-48 by an "UNRRA investigator" in MUKDEN (China) & Shanghai. Exceptionally rare.

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    1. huddyhuddy huddyhuddy, 5 years ago
      Because UNRRA was founded due to the issues of the war and north-eastern China was controlled by Communist forces and most likely, as the holder was an intelligence officer who served during the war, he went there on "humanitarian relief work"...many documents issued after the war had a strong connection to the events that developed BECAUSE of the war...
    2. huddyhuddy huddyhuddy, 5 years ago
      Everything can be dated to some event in the past, some say the Mukden incident started events that lead to WW2...

      I think that the passport is related to WW2 events and the Soviet and Chinese Communist liberation of North-East China happened because of the Japanese occupation that started back in 1931...

      This is my opinion and we can always debate on such issues as passionate historians and collectors...
    3. huddyhuddy huddyhuddy, 5 years ago
      UNRRA is related to WW2 and its aftermath and that is a fact. If WW2 did not happen we might have not have an UNRRA after all: the refugee issue is strongly connected to WW2 and that is my opinion and that can be traced via articles and books that have been published.

      If you think that a passport used in liberated area after WW2 is not connected to that war, then that is your opinion.

      North-Eastern China was occupied by the Japanese and some major battles in WW2 took place in that part of the world. An UNRRA "observer" sent to liberated Mukden to possibly undertake refugee work is connected to the war and its aftermath.

      Regarding my opinion, yours or others, as the saying goes" One mans meat is another mans poison" or that we are all different and have our own ideas, point of view and understanding of events. It is all debatable.

      If ones views are not accepted by the other, this is no reason to put him down.

    4. huddyhuddy huddyhuddy, 5 years ago
      If an item does not say "1939, 1940...or 1945" does not mean it is NOT war related. A passport issued to an officer serving in liberated Europe 1946, for example, in the US zone of occupation, you think it is not a WW2 related passport because the date is 1946? that is strange but it is your opinion and I will accept it and not blast you for it...

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