Third Class Passage Contract Ticket - SS Normandie - 1939-09-06
Passage Ticket for the Compagnie Général Transatlantique, Ltd., - The French Line, Southampton to New York, departing 6 September 1939, issued to Mrs. Agnes de Linia (or de Lina).
On September 1, 1939, Hitler invaded Poland from the west; two days later, France and Britain declared war on Germany, beginning World War II.
Ticket No. 20082
First portion of journey was Rotterdam to Southampton on 1 September 1939 aboard the Brittania. Mrs. Lina transferrred to the Normandie for the voyage across the Atlantic.
Cost of Passage: £215.00 (Currency assumed to be in GBP)
The Receipt Section states: Received the sum of $7.00 les 7 1/2% ($0.52)= $6.48 at exchange of $4.72 = £1 7s. 5d.
The reverse side was blank.
Ticket was discovered tucked away in a voyage scrapbook. Mrs. de Lina had visited Norway, Denmark, Holland, and England, just before war broke out.