Passage to Lisbon


«(...) In July 1940, my brother Elisha and I left Tangier. After the fall of France, Spanish troops from the neighboring Spanish protectorate occupied the international city of Tangier, then the diplomatic capital of Morocco. I was on the beach the day of the occupation, surprised to see Spanish military trucks carrying Moroccan mercenary troops speeding along the Avenida d'Espana. A Portuguese schooner was scheduled to sail to Lisbon the next day... A fifteen minute ride took us to the middle of the bay where the schooner was anchored. We approached it aft and as we closed in we saw the metal letters of its name: INESPERADO. It could not have been a more appropriate name (...)». [full story here]