Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Last Frontier - Lisbon During Wartime (2 of 3)

Portugal's neutrality made its capital, Lisbon, the gateway to freedom out of a predominantly Nazi-occupied Europe. Here, Jewish exiles, anti-Nazis and Gestapo Agents all rubbed elbows in the city of light that defied the wartime blackouts that were common in the rest of Europe.



Exhibition at the Terreiro do Paço Square West Pavilion
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P.S. I posted on Palácio Hotel in Estoril almost five years ago

12 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Imagina que naquele tempo de guerra as revistas de moda estavam em alta!
:)
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a great series. Thank you.

Kovács Miklós said...

Very like such exhibitions. Always nice to see old photos from the past.

Sharon said...

Very interesting information about Ian Fleming in this second photo. I've thought before about what inspired Fleming to create his characters and settings.

Sylvia K said...

Fascination post and pics, JM!! I am enjoying this series so much! Hope your week is going well!

Kay said...

Very interesting! Thank you for showing this exhibit.

VP said...

An amazing display of an unique period in history, source of so many tragedies and romances, which placed one more time this wonderful city on the map of Europe and of the world.

Lowell said...

Mr. Fleming undoubtedly had in hand a great wealth of material for his Bond stories. Lisbon must have been at once a fun and scary place to live during that period!

Jack said...

This is a fascinating series, JM. I was quite surprised at the idea that James Bond might have been modeled after Popov. Popov was one of the double agents featured in "Double Cross," the book I mentioned yesterday, but I did not get the impression that he was debonair like Bond. But, I can imagine that the wartime atmosphere of Lisbon would have been stimulating to Fleming.

Randy said...

Beautiful vintage photos.

G. W. Bill Miller said...

Very interesting history and new information for me.

Laura. M said...

Con el tiempo nos gusta recordar lo pasado... y ayuda a no olvidar!!