World War II


Barreiros, José António. O Homem das Cartas de Londres: Rogério Peixota de Menezes. 1943. Lisbon: Gótica, 2003.

According to Luce, I&NS 19.1, Rogério de Menezes was "a typist and Axis spy at the Portuguese Embassy in London from July 1942 to February 1943." MI5 knew in advance of his arrival and finally arrested him in February 1943. Deported to Portugal in 1949, he was interviewed by the author for this work, called by the reviewer "a captivating tale that is skilfully told and highly instructive."

Beevor, John. SOE: Recollections and Reflections, 1940-1945. London: Bodley Head, 1981.

Clark comment: Beevor was SOE's Lisbon station chief from 1940 to 1942. His personal file from SOE was included in the May 2003 release of documents transferred to the National Archives, Kew.

Campbell, John P. "Some Pieces of the Ostro Puzzle." Intelligence and National Security 11, no. 2 (Apr. 1996): 245-263.

Paul Fidrmuc (Ostro) was an Abwehr agent in Lisbon from the summer of 1940 until March 1945. The question is whether he really had the subagents in Britain and the Middle East that he claimed and whose information the Germans so highly prized, or whether he made it all up.

Franco, Alberto. "Victor Reynolds: Our Man in Estremoz." British Historical Society of Portugal Annual Report 31 (2004): 12-21.

Telo, António José.

1. A neutralidade portuguesa e o ouro Nazi. Lisbon: Quetzal, 2000.

2. Propaganda e Guerra secreta em Portugal, 1939-1945. Lisbon: 1990.

Walker, David E. Lunch with a Stranger. London: Wingate, 1957. New York: Norton, 1957.

Wheeler, Douglas L. "The Price of Neutrality: Portugal, the Wolfram Question, and World War II." Luso-Brazilian Review 23, no. 1 (Summer, 1986): 107-127.

"At great expense the Allies' preemption campaign worked to erode German wolfram amounts acquired, while the Germans stubbornly tried to hold the line by means of increasing production in their mines and pressuring Portugal to fulfill agreements and manipulate the Regulatory Commission by all means possible, includlng cajoling, threat, demand, and bribery."

Wylie, Neville. "'An Amateur Learns His Job?' Special Operations Executive in Portugal, 1940-1942." Journal of Contemporary History 36, no. 3 (2001): 455-471.

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