Secret War in Portugal [1939-1945]
For SOE [British Special Operation Executive] 24 Land was the code name for Portugal

25 April 2018

1940-Lisboa-Exposição do Mundo Português



1940-CNN-merchant & passengers vessels


Portugal-1940: foreign diplomatic representatives


Garland, Laidley and Co: 1941


Founded in 1776. This was a press cut from the Gazeta dos Caminhos de Ferro, January, 1941. I quote from Luísa Pinto, journalist of Portuguese newspaper Público, 13.07.2016: «Foi na Segunda Guerra Mundial que a empresa começou a ganhar força na sua componente de transitário marítimo e ferroviário. Em 1939 Portugal era um país neutro, a Garland Laidley (era assim que se chamava na altura) representou em Portugal os interesses do Ministério da Marinha britânico e do Secretariado Naval Americano, sendo também a representante oficial do ministério britânico do Abastecimento e Agricultura e da secretaria de Estado suíça dos Transportes. Resultado: mais de 200 despachantes a trabalhar para dar seguimento a toda a carga. “Portugal era um hub, recebia cargas de todo o lado”, comenta Peter Dawson.»

August 1942: Sir Ronald Campbell


August 1942: Sir Ronald Campbell, British Ambassador in Portugal visits the holiday's camp "Colónia Intantil", an organisation of the Portguese newspaper "O Século". In the picture he is welcomed by the director João Pereira da Rosa.

07 April 2018

Sales Amadeu Ferreira - um português no OSS

Já tinha escrito sobre o português Amadeu Ferreira, agente do OSS, sem saber que o seu nome era Sales Amadeu Ferreira. Encontrei a designação e a foto aqui. O obitário consta aqui: «Amadeu Ferreira - died at Martin Memorial Hospital South. He spent his formative years in Lisbon, Portugal, with his parents, Eugenie and Jaime Ferreira, who pre-deceased him. He served in the Army-OSS during World War II. He graduated from Brown University and began his career with Becton Dickinson and Company as assistant to the Foreign Sales Manager. He was assigned to the company's Mexican and Brazilian subsidiaries and was named Acting Director of the International Division in 1959 and Director in 1960. He retired in 1985 as President of the International Division. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, daughters, Ann F. Kelly and Margaret T. Ferreira; son, Paul J.(Kathleen) Ferreira and grandchildren, Meredith and Tyler Kelly and Megan and Kelly Ferreira. A Memorial service will be held at Peace Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are made by Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Stuart, Florida. Published in the Stuart, Fl newspaper, Novembver 2, 2005».