Detail : Lot 177

Lot No: 177
Date: 1936, Aug 15
Est. price: £50.00
Category: GB External

Description: Airmail from London to passenger aboard MV Monte Rosa, a former German passenger liner TAKEN BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AS A PRIZE OF WAR AND RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. Launched in Germany in 1930. Also carried immigrants to South America, up to outbreak of WWII. After the Nazi regime came to power in Germany in 1933, the ship was also used by the party to help spread its ideology. When in port in Argentina, she hosted Nazi rallies for German-Argentine people. At the end of the war, she was taken by the British Government as a prize of war and RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. The rest is history - a must read is https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMT_Empire_Windrush

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(GB External) Airmail from London to passenger aboard MV Monte Rosa, a former German passenger liner TAKEN BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AS A PRIZE OF WAR AND RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. Launched in Germany in 1930. Also carried immigrants to South America, up to outbreak of WWII. After the Nazi regime came to power in Germany in 1933, the ship was also used by the party to help spread its ideology. When in port in Argentina, she hosted Nazi rallies for German-Argentine people. At the end of the war, she was taken by the British Government as a prize of war and RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. The rest is history - a must read is https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMT_Empire_Windrush
(GB External) Airmail from London to passenger aboard MV Monte Rosa, a former German passenger liner TAKEN BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AS A PRIZE OF WAR AND RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. Launched in Germany in 1930. Also carried immigrants to South America, up to outbreak of WWII. After the Nazi regime came to power in Germany in 1933, the ship was also used by the party to help spread its ideology. When in port in Argentina, she hosted Nazi rallies for German-Argentine people. At the end of the war, she was taken by the British Government as a prize of war and RENAMED THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH. The rest is history - a must read is https://www.wikiwand.com/en/HMT_Empire_Windrush