O Mundo das Sombras is incorporated in this blog

In order to organize all the materials of my research I decided today to incorporate in this blog posts previously published in another blog I created in the year 2005, which covers the same topic, but written in Portuguese, named O Mundo das Sombras. See it here. From now on the posts will be written in both languages.

22 November 2016

Our Man in Havana


Jim Wormold became agent 59200/5, acting from Cuba, and mislead everyone in the USA intelligence community. Anticipating the cynical style of "John Le Carré", Graham Greene wrote the plot in 1958. And I wrote about him, and his connections with Portugal, 10 years ago [see here]. 
Greene was in charge of the Portuguese desk in Section V of Mi6 during WW2. Harold Russell («Kim») Philby was a close and dangerous connection. Greene wrote the preface of Philby's memoirs My Silent War, after the escape of the late to the USSR
Much later he traveled trough the country with his friend the Catholic priest Father Durán and was hosted by Olga Nicolis de Robilant (Cadaval) at his villa in Sintra.
Tonight, wandering in the internet I found the trailer of the film. 

19 November 2016

Kuno Weltzien


Kuno Weltzien, German agent [Eins Marine spy network Bendixen/Schubert/Weltzien] in Lisbon. Alleged members of the ring were Armando Annes, Joaquim Ferreira Borges, José Alves Marques, Carlos Santos, e Duncan Scott-Ford
Engineer, head of the merchant firm Cudell & Weltzien, Ldª) , Krupps representative with office at Rua de São Paulo, 117-121.
Alleged [an ex-Austrian and a Swiss Woman] British secret service agents assault the 1st floor premises of the firm, in 19.01.1942, with the purpose of obtaining documents and photos in order to dismantle this Axis network. [source: Portuguese Foreign Office Archives MNE/AHD, 2º Piso, Arm. 59, maço 265; see also ANTT/AOS/CO/PC,8D, pasta 2, fls, 155.156].