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

Audiobook CD - 2011
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Tells the story of how Portugal, a relatively poor European country trying frantically to remain neutral amidst extraordinary pressures of WWII, 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.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2011.
Edition: Library ed., unabridged.
ISBN: 9781455121991
1455121991
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO 946.9 Lochery 12/2011
Characteristics: 8 audio discs (ca. 9.3 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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AQUILEA777
Aug 26, 2013

A tribute to the wisdom and skill of Salazar in dealing with the predatory World War II British and Americans on behalf of Portugal, a poor, weak country subject to German land and air attack. The British, who had gained wrongfully worldwide for centuries, and done nothing to stop Hitler when they easily might have, were naturally annoyed, when they finally decided to fight, safe from invasion behind the Channel and backed by US aid, that Salazar would not willingly sacrifice Portuguese interests for the British cause. The Americans were even more unreasonable. Anglo-American hypocrisy still informs criticisms of Salazar's neutrality policy.

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