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Lisbon War in the Shadows of the City of Light, 1939-45

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ISBN-10: 1586488791

ISBN-13: 9781586488796

Edition: 2011

Authors: Neill Lochery

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Sitting Out the War
The Most Beautiful Dictator
Preparing for the Worst
Mixed Messages
Forget About Your Troubles
Wartime Refugees
Retired, Outcast
The Jewish Question
On the Run
Operation Willi
The Portuguese Banker
Spanish Connections
Secret Jewish Rescue Lists
Double Dealing
Under Pressure
Shocked to Discover That Spying Is Going On
The Dossier
Agents and Double Agents
Death of a Hollywood Star
Farewell to Friends
Ancient Alliance
Reluctant Participant
A Painful Set of Negotiations
The Cost of Doing Business
Nazi Gold
Golden Triangle
Safehaven and War Criminals
There May Be Trouble Ahead
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Old Wine into New Bottles
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