Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 by Neill Lochery – review

By Nicholas Reid In Books

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27th December, 2012
When Adolf Hitler killed himself in 1945, António Salazar, the dictator of Portugal, sent a message of condolence to the German embassy and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast. The British press was outraged. Editorials fumed. How dare the head of Britain’s oldest ally behave like this? The British Foreign Office considered sending Salazar a stern warning. But Winston Churchill thought otherwise. After all, he reasoned to Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, hadn’t Salazar allowed Britain to set up a base in the Azores when there was still a real possibility of German military action ...

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