travel permit october 1914

Contributed by jen

travel permit october 1914

This 4 sided document,made from heavy paper, is written in Danish, French, English and German and has a photo of my Grandmother and 2 of her 7 children. It gives permission to my Grandmother and 5 of the children to travel from Denmark to England in October 1914. My grandparents were both Danish but married and lived in England as Grandfather was a trawlerman. Grandmother had taken the children to the family in Denmark for the summer and when war broke out Grandfather wanted them to stay but they had no winter clothes for themselves. They sailed from Esbjerg and the journey took twice as long as normal as they were stopped several times on the way. However they all arrived safely.

Comments are closed for this object

Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.

About this object

Click a button to explore other objects in the timeline

Location

printed in Denmark

Culture
Period

1914

Theme
Size
H:
37cm
W:
45cm
Colour
Material

View more objects from people in Nottingham.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.