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Lisbon : war in the shadows of the City of Light, 1939-1945 / Neill Lochery.

By: Lochery, Neill.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2011Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 306 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, map, ports ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781586488796 (hbk.); 9781586488802 (electronic).Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Portugal -- Lisbon | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service | World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence | Espionage -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- History -- 20th century | Neutrality -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Portugal | Lisbon (Portugal) -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 946.9/4209044 Summary: In this riveting narrative, renowned historian Neill Lochery offers a revelatory portrait of World War II's back stage as 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

In this riveting narrative, renowned historian Neill Lochery offers a revelatory portrait of World War II's back stage as 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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