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.

23 April 2017

Marguerite (Rita) Winsor

[After my sources]

Marguerite (Rita) Winsor [not Windsor] worked in Bletchley Park, with the codebreakers, later in the forties in Lisbon, at the British Embassy, posing as typist, accordingly with the official list of personnel transmitted to the Portuguese Foreign Office.
She was an agent of MI6 as a Secretary. She provided visas for Ian Fleming, Somerseth Maugham and Malcolm Muggeridge, all from the Secret Service; and Alexander Korda, film director
In Otto John escape to Portugal, after failed attempt to kill Adolph Hitler, she had a relevant role in exfiltrating him. John describe it with fulll detail in his book of memoirs.
She was a friend of Klop Ustinov, also an MI6 agent.
After the war she established a travel agency [see The Times, 6 May 1957]. Nadia Benois, Klop's wife designed a poster for the wall of the bureau
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I am conducting a research about her role in the Secret Service during the war. After a close friend of her, she had a house in Algarve (Vila Nova de Cacela, Casa Marguerite, n.º 4). She died there, and funeral was in Sufolfk (UK).