Banque de France, WW2 Luftwaffe cheque for 1 million francs, payable at Pontoise.
Banque de France, WW2 Luftwaffe cheque for 1 million francs.
Watermark at left.
The airport at Pontoise was taken over by the Luftwaffe after the Battle of France, and the break down on the reverse of the cheque would suggest possibly a month’s wages for the base.
The approximate exchange rate was FFR200.- to £1, hence the cheque equating to about £5,000 at the time, roughly £200-250,000
in today’s money. W9348