Lisbon and WWII, spies, gold and diplomacy

  • Completed

  • Direction

    Bruno Lorvão, Christiane Ratiney
  • Production

  • Broadcaster

    France Télévisions
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Portugal managed to get through all of World War II without firing a single shot. Caught in a vise between the Axis and the Allies, Antonio Salazar, the country’s strongman, used every trick in the book to get his country through unscathed. In this war of nerves in which anything went, the Portuguese dictator took brilliant advantage of the only weapon available to maintain his country’s independence: neutrality.

    • Available versions

      French, English