«Crowd read news about African occupation in Lisbon, Portugal during World War II. Exterior of office of newspaper 'Seculo' shows crowd reading latest dispatches about African occupation. Exterior of office of newspaper 'Diario de Lisboa'. Newsboys around a door. News vendors rush down stairs with bundles of papers. News vendor's kiosk where papers of all countries are sold. Newsstand with foreign papers. First edition of Diario de Lisboa is sold at barber shop on the day of occupation of North Africa.»
Stock Footage - Crowd reading latest dispatches about African occupation outside newspaper offices in Lisbon, Portugal during World War II.
I met him some years ago in his house in the South of England. A kind man he gave all the instructions I need to arrive there from Victoria Station, London. After a lunch at his house when expectating for the train we were talking about Graham Greene his colleague at Section V of Mi6. He died on Feb, 27, 2007, aged 96. He worked under "Kim" Philby supervision.
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«Go and set Europe ablaze». Sir Winston Churchill ordered Hugh Dalton and SOE was born. A clandestine army of amateurs was sent to help Resistance to the Axis forces. Even in neutral countries like Portugal. It was illegal and a source of diplomatic conflict.
He lies and lies and lies. Harold Russel ("Kim") Philby was a long standing "mole" in the British Secret Service. Reporter for The Times of London during Spanish Civil War the made several pro-fascist speeches in order to hide his clandestine liaison.
During WW2 at Section V of MI6 he was in charge of the Portuguese Desk. Trapped, at the press conference his face show how tense he was. Later he escaped to the Soviet Union where he wrote his memoirs, the book My Silent War.
He was there, at Old Bailey Central Court, in London, when Rogério de Menezes, the typist of the Portuguese Embassy, whose biography I wrote was under trial for espionage.
Oswald von Hoyningen-Huene, German Ambassador at Lisboa wrote for the magazine of the Lisbon Council in 1940 about the city of the Tagus. The text can be read here.
The Palace where the Legation was instaled remains there. Today is - oh tempora! - belongs to the Communist China Embassy! -
Many tributes were granted by the British authorities to the Portuguese Government between 1940 and 1945. 19 April 1941 Oxford, represented by Thomas Higham, William Entwissete e Jonh Weaver nominatted Salazar as Doctor Hornoris Causa.
Renato Bova Scoppa Head of the Italian Legation between 1940/1941. Writing for the magazine of the Lisbon Council he shows his enthusiasm for the Mocidade Portuguese where he saw clear similarities with the Fascist Youth, the Ballilas. The text can be read here. [for his books see here, and about the ballilas, here]
The photo shows the Cabinet of the British Ambassador in Lisbon during WW2 and the known as the Red Room.
Sir Walford Selby, HRM Ambassador in Lisbon [later replaced by Sir Ronald Campbell] wrote the article for a magazine published by the Lisbon Council, giving some historical background of the premises. The text can be read here.
The building was at the corner between São Francisco de Borja Street and Arriaga Street.
Lord Howard de Walden [see his private papers here] instaled the Embassy there in the first half of the 19th Century. He was diplomat in this country in 1933. Before it was at the Janelas Verdes Palace and in the building where today remains the Grémio Literário.
(...) he was recalled- trained for special services-assigned to what he terms the second team and sent to Lisbon, there to help manufacture ""sibs""- the psychological warfare of rumors, gossip, etc. designed to break morale (...), excerpt from Lunch With a Stranger from David E. Walker [review here]
Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo Quintanilla, knows that one of their number is spying for the Nazis, and needs Van Der Lyn to help identify the traitor. Directed by Jean Negulesco, Starring Hedy Lamar, Pau Henreid, Peter Lorre and Sidney Greenstret. Written by Ken Yousten [see here about him and here about the movie].
It was not cheap. One may say it was for the very few. Flight from and to America was made by this carrier: New York/Horta/Lisbon. During WW2 it was also a route of escape and the normal way of travel for these who could afford it, besides officials, diplomats and spies.
The film (voice in Portuguese) shows the arrival of the British Forces to the Terceira Island in Azores, after the facilities given by Salazar to the Allied Forces. Americans came later in December. Portugal demanded that the Brits would be in command. Berlin, when the fact was known, stated, in an official note, that the Azores facilities did no affect Portuguese declaration of neutrality.