Lisbon: war in the shadows of the city of light, 1939-1945

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Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis power operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe's exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies, secret police, captains of industry, bankers, prominent Jews, writers and artists, escaped POWs, and black marketeers. An operations officer writing in 1944 described the daily scene at Lisbon's airport as being like the movie "Casablanca," times twenty.

In this riveting narrative, renowned historian Neill Lochery draws on his relationships with high-level Portuguese contacts, access to records recently uncovered from Portuguese secret police and banking archives, and other unpublished documents to offer a revelatory portrait of the War's back stage. And he tells the story of how Portugal, a relatively poor European country trying frantically to remain neutral amidst extraordinary pressures, survived the war not only physically intact but significantly wealthier. The country's emergence as a prosperous European Union nation would be financed in part, it turns out, by a cache of Nazi gold.

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title Lisbon : war in the shadows of the city of light, 1939-1945
title_display Lisbon : war in the shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945
title_full Lisbon : war in the shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 / Neill Lochery, Lisbon [electronic resource] : war in the shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 / Neill Lochery, Lisbon: war in the shadows of the city of light, 1939-1945 [electronic resource] / Neill Lochery
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title_sort lisbon war in the shadows of the city of light, 1939-1945
title_sub war in the shadows of the city of light, 1939-1945
topic Espionage Portugal Lisbon History 20th century, Lisbon (Portugal) History 20th century, Neutrality Portugal Lisbon History 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 Economic aspects Portugal, World War, 1939-1945 Military intelligence, World War, 1939-1945 Portugal Lisbon, World War, 1939-1945 Secret service
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translation Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal), Portugal