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Oct 24, 2009

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In reading about the one successful German spy in WWI Britain, I learned that much of the visa/passport system was not in place until after WWI. The spy had been born in Germany, lived in South Africa and worked for the British as a censor during the Boer War. Living in the US when WWI broke out, he had no problem traveling to Britain by way of Canada, and getting hired as a censor in Britain. However, since he did not have proper papers, after the war it took him several years to get back to Germany (where he printed his memoirs.)

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