City of Spies: WWII Lisbon with Ian Sumpter

City of Spies: WWII Lisbon with Ian Sumpter


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In this conversation, we will dive into the murky waters of wartime Lisbon, and how a ‘neutral’ city become a center of espionage in wartime Europe.

Lisbon played a pivotal role in WWII despite not a single gun being fired here. It was both the route for Jewish refugees and a resting place for tonnes of Nazi gold. It was also a fertile playground for some of the greatest and most duplicitous spies of the age, including Popov, Ian Fleming (of James Bond fame), and the British traitor and double agent "Kim" Philby.

Led by archaeologist Ian Sumpter, we'll explore this lesser-known side of Lisbon in an interactive seminar. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a better understanding of war and post-war Lisbon and characters such as Salazar.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
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Marna Ramnath (Sylvania, US)

Excellent

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Marna Ramnath (Sylvania, US)
Lisbon: City Of Spies

Excellent

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John (Washington, US)

Ian did an excellent job of explaining the relatively unknown world roles of Salazar and Portugal during the 30s, 40s and 50s. I learned a lot.

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Freddie (Augusta, US)
Much material packed into hour and a half

He had really done his research on this subject full of nuance. J am ordering some follow up books to delve even deeper into those years and it’s intrigue!

C
Claudia

Great Seminar!

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
83%
(20)
8%
(2)
0%
(0)
4%
(1)
4%
(1)
M
Marna Ramnath (Sylvania, US)

Excellent

M
Marna Ramnath (Sylvania, US)
Lisbon: City Of Spies

Excellent

J
John (Washington, US)

Ian did an excellent job of explaining the relatively unknown world roles of Salazar and Portugal during the 30s, 40s and 50s. I learned a lot.

F
Freddie (Augusta, US)
Much material packed into hour and a half

He had really done his research on this subject full of nuance. J am ordering some follow up books to delve even deeper into those years and it’s intrigue!

C
Claudia

Great Seminar!